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NEW YORK (1010 WINS / WCBS 880 / CBS 2 / AP) — A computer monitor that was checked as baggage caused a security scare Monday morning at Newark Liberty International Airport, prompting officials to shut down part of a terminal for about an hour as a precaution.
Germany Bomb Plot Foiled; Suspected Suitcase Bomb Intercepted
BERLIN (AFP) -- A suspected bomb in a suitcase checked in on a German-bound plane was intercepted in Namibia, Germany's Federal Crime Office (BKA) said Thursday, one day after Berlin raised its terror alert level.
Fake bomb aboard German passenger jet 'was made by U.S. firm to test airport security'
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A German government minister has today revealed that a fake bomb found on an Air Berlin flight in Namibia was manufactured in the U.S. to test airport security.
It was not yet clear who had planted 'test suitcase', said German interior minister Thomas de Maziere, but the one fact they had established was that the device had been manufactured by a U.S. company that specialises in alarm systems.
At no time were passengers' lives in danger.
Mr de Maziere said: 'This company is a manufacturer of alarm and detection systems and these real test suitcases are built to test security measures.'
Yemenis arrested; al Qaeda bomber eyed in mail plot
SAN'A, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni police on Saturday arrested a woman and detained her mother in connection with mailing a pair of bombs powerful enough to take down airplanes, officials said as details emerged about a terrorist plot aimed at the United States that exploited security gaps in the worldwide shipping system.
A Yemeni officials said the younger woman was a computer engineering student.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh told reporters that the United States and United Arab Emirates had provided intelligence that helped identify the younger woman, who was suspected of mailing the packages.
Investigators on Sunday were hunting Yemen for more suspects tied to al Qaeda, and several U.S. officials identified the terrorist group's top explosives expert in Yemen as the most likely bombmaker.
Yemen Releases Female Suspect in Mail Bombing Case
Authorities in Yemen have released the female computer engineering student from custody that they suspected of mailing explosive packages, Fox News confirms.
Yemeni authorities concluded this was a case of stolen identity by an individual who knew the detained suspect's name, address and telephone number.
The suspect has been fully cooperating with the investigation, authorities say.
Yemen will not allow the female suspect to leave the country at this time.
"It's not over, and more arrests will take place as early as the next couple of days. We have different suspects in mind and we will further investigate them," the official said.
Alleged Christmas Tree Bomber Mohamed Osman Mohamud Heads to Court
A 19-year-old Somali American accused of attempting to set off a car bomb at an Oregon Christmas tree lighting is expected to appear in federal court today, authorities said.
According to undercover FBI agents, Mohamed Osman Mohamud was the target of a six-month FBI sting in which he allegedly believed he was detonating a bomb inside a parked van near Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square Friday night.