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Breaking: State of emergency at Munich Airport - Bomb Alarm

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posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 11:58 AM
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Breaking: State of emergency at Munich Airport - Bomb Alarm


www.spiegel.de

During security checks at Munich airport, the laptop of a passenger triggered an explosive materials alarm. Before security agents could seize the laptop, the man grabbed his belongings and fled into the non-public area of the terminal. Police forces shut down the area, which is used for inner-European flights only.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 11:58 AM
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A man was on the run at Munich airport this evening after explosive traces were reportedly found on the laptop he was carrying as hand luggage.

According to initial police reports the man fled after security controllers requested to re-examine his laptop after suspecting it contained explosive substances.

Initial reports said the laptop had been seized but police later said the man had fled with it in his possession.

Terminal two of Munich airport was cleared of staff and passengers, who were all checked before being allowed to leave the building. Passengers were forced to disembark from planes waiting on the runway. Many flights were cancelled.



Passengers on board of departing air planes had to disembark. The airport is currently being searched for the suspect. Up to a thousand officers have been mobilized.

www.guardian.co.uk...
www.spiegel.de...

www.spiegel.de
(visit the link for the full news article)



[edit on 20-1-2010 by Mdv2]



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 12:07 PM
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Welcome to post-911.
2010 is when the plans were for AQ to kick into high gear with terrorism attacks. You will see an increase in activity in airports, planes, tanker trucks, snipers, first responder headquarters, and other places.



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 07:43 AM
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Police spokesman admits security alarm could have been triggered by chemical substances such as perfume in hand luggage

www.guardian.co.uk...

So why did the guy run???
That laptop must have been important to him-wonder what was on it?



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 07:51 AM
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Its always good to look at the reports at the very beginning of such events.

Some German sources are saying the laptop was seized and is currently being examined, other sources say he fled with the laptop, yet other sources say he ran away because he had to catch a plane, others say it was only perfumes and yet others that it was explosives.

With so many contradictions you know some sort of disinformation is happening. I recommend running that Spiegel article through an online translator.



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 08:00 AM
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not really a state of emergency
only part of the airport is closed

www.businessweek.com...

in fact only terminal 2

If perfume can trigger alarms..... I think it's time for a new system
ridiculous!!!!
Some women wear ALOT of perfume!!!!!!!!!!

just goes to push more useless hysteria

I'd say don't even bother flying for another 2 months or so
not worth the hassle



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 08:08 AM
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Während ein Sicherheitsbeamter das Gerät noch einmal genauer untersuchen wollte, "entfernte" sich der Mann in den nicht-öffentlichen Sicherheitsbereich des Terminals. Ob er davonrannte und sich absichtlich jener zweiten Kontrolle entzog, konnte ein Sprecher der Bundespolizei nicht sagen. Auch ob der Mann den Laptop mitnahm, ist derzeit unklar. Die Nachrichtenagentur AFP berichtet, der Mann habe das Gerät mitgenommen. Nach Angaben der Deutschen Presse-Agentur wird der Computer jedoch derzeit untersucht.


This says that the guy suddenly left while is laptop was being examined by a security-officer. It says he left into the boarding-area where you normally cant get out, while other sources say he left into Terminal 2.

The police says they dont know whether he took the laptop or not


AFP (news agency) reports that he took the laptop DP (news agency) reports that its currently being examined.



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 08:52 AM
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Now the German Minister of the Interior took the opportunity to tell the people how necessary body scanners are...

How about a laptop scanner?



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 09:14 AM
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How about priviatizing Security.



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 09:36 AM
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Yeah-Blackwater/XE running round the worlds airports-Great idea!
(sarc)

Better detection systems would be preferable than private security IMO.



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 09:43 AM
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I simply cannot believe that no-one is able to get this story straight. I also cannot believe that a person could just run away and disappear in the airport and not be found.


In this day and age with all the extra security measures, closed circuit tv and you name it, this story is just unbelievable.

It seems like the harder we try, things are just getting stupider, and crazier all the time.



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 10:04 AM
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Originally posted by Silcone Synapse
reply to post by JJay55
 


Yeah-Blackwater/XE running round the worlds airports-Great idea!
(sarc)

Better detection systems would be preferable than private security IMO.

Xe was forced out politically. New improved teams that aren't gungho asssssholes will be in place. And not 500 billion wasted spending habits that made alot of people money in the Iraq beginnings. Xe ruined the reputation of real professionals who get the job done.
Right now the TSA isn't efficient. An incident will prove that at any moment since Christmas Crotchbomber.
Some prisons are privatized and work well. We can't rely on the government for these services, they are overburdened.



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 04:57 PM
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Just watched the latest news...

They said, the man took his trenchcoat and his laptop and simply went away. The woman, who had checked him, followed him, but did not inform anybody else.

Now they excuse themselves - now read carefully JJ - that they had not enough people working for the customer's office and so they had to get people from private organizations, who don't have the skills and knowledge, how to behave in such a situation.




posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 07:54 PM
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Originally posted by Siddharta
Just watched the latest news...

They said, the man took his trenchcoat and his laptop and simply went away. The woman, who had checked him, followed him, but did not inform anybody else.

Now they excuse themselves - now read carefully JJ - that they had not enough people working for the customer's office and so they had to get people from private organizations, who don't have the skills and knowledge, how to behave in such a situation.


Private organizations are overflow, not trained.
Xe has the right people but the leadership got greedy. They hired the best of the best.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 08:18 AM
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That is about the fifth version of this story -- all very different from each other. What the hell is going on here? Why can't anyone get this straight?

It sounds to me like there is a problem in the reporting industry too; not just in the security business.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 09:38 AM
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At least in Munich they handle such things seriously. If it was an American airline they would have just stamped on it like that guys X-box that was posted on here this morning



posted on Jan, 25 2010 @ 02:28 AM
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Munich – The incident, which looked like a possible bomb attack on the first sight, was after the latest findings a false alarm in every respect. The unknown man, who allegedly escaped last Wednesday after his computer caused an explosives alarm, had not run away, informed the government of Bavaria. Indeed he later had passed the security check again quitely as all other passangers did. This can be seen on the video recordings, said authorities spokesman Heinrich Schuster. The initial suspicion of explosives in his laptop had not been confirmed.


Source (in German)

The article says further, that the man simply went into the duty free shop, after they had checked his laptop twice. Not knowing, that he was the cause for all the action, he left the building with all the other people and checked in, after the alarm was lifted.




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