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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.
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.
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.
Originally posted by Silcone Synapse
reply to post by JJay55
Yeah-Blackwater/XE running round the worlds airports-Great idea!
Better detection systems would be preferable than private security IMO.
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.
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.