posted on Apr, 1 2008 @ 08:03 PM
(CBS) A man is in custody at Orlando International Airport after law enforcement authorities found suspicious items in his bag that security sources
say "appear to be component parts that could be used in manufacturing pipe bombs," reports CBS News correspondent Bob Orr.
The man was stopped at a screening checkpoint inside Orlando's Terminal A as he headed for a flight to Jamaica. Orr reports he was detained by TSA
officers trained in behavioral analysis, and his checked bag was then retrieved from the baggage area.
Sources told CBS News the contents of the bag included: sections of pipe, a battery pack and written materials and manuals concerning explosives. It
is unclear whether any explosive materials were found, and the bag itself had not apparently been fashioned into any kind of IED, the sources said.
The suspect has not been connected to any threat and apparently made no threat of his own. There is no evidence that he is connected to any larger
criminal or terrorist enterprise, though federal officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Transportation Security Administration
continue to work with local police in a preliminary investigation.
A statement by the TSA said a bomb squad was also at the scene, but had no further information.
TSA says flight operations are operating normally and both security checkpoints are open.
May question is this:
It may look really bad, but what law did he break?