August 11, 2005

Oklahoma man held before boarding plane with bomb

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma man was taken into
custody after he tried to carry a bomb on board an airplane on
Wednesday in Oklahoma City, an FBI spokesman said.

Charles Alfred Dreyling Jr., 24, was detained on Wednesday
morning after a security screener using an X-ray machine saw
the device in his luggage as he tried to board a flight to
Philadelphia at Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City.

"Although the investigation is in its initial stages we
have found no apparent connection to any type of terrorist
activity or group," FBI spokesman Gary Johnson said.

Johnson said the screener saw an "improvised explosive
device" in Dreyling's carry-on luggage.

A woman answering the phone at Dreyling's home on Wednesday
night declined to discuss the matter.

Johnson said Dreyling would be charged in federal court on
Thursday with possession of an explosive device at an airport.