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Originally posted by GogoVicMorrow
reply to post by harrytuttle
I second that. I would love to see it. I'd heard he was taken aside for extra screening and still let on the plane.
A suspected bomb found in a bag at a Namibian airport two days ago didn’t contain explosives and was a mockup device made by a U.S. company designed to expose lax security, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said.
Officials at Germany’s Federal Criminal Office, or BKA, traveled to Windhoek to examine the luggage and concluded that the contraption was a dummy, de Maiziere said at a conference in Hamburg televised by N-TV today. Such devices “are intended to uncover security gaps,” he said. The U.S. firm, which he didn’t name, makes alarm and detection systems. The BKA is continuing its probe to try and determine who placed the baggage there, he said.
The incident occurred as German authorities stepped up security at airports and railway stations after receiving “concrete indications” that Islamist extremists plan to stage an attack in the country later this month. Germany sent a team of experts to Namibia after police discovered the suspect device including a detonator in baggage that was about to be loaded onto a plane bound for Munich.
Almost sounds like maybe it was a "dry run" by either a rogue government group or real terrorists.