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Last Updated: 20 hours and 26 minutes ago
MIDLAND, Tx. -
An official in Texas says a man has been detained after entering an airport in Midland with military-grade
City of Midland spokeswoman Tasa Watts said Saturday she had no information on the suspect, who was taken into custody by the FBI. An FBI spokesman did not immediately return a phone call from The Associated Press.
From the Odessa American dates 17 March 2010:
The Permian Basin Welcome Home Committee is rounding up people to greet Staff Sgt. Trey Atwater of the U.S. Army.
Atwater is scheduled to return to Midland at 4:24 p.m. Friday at the Midland International Airport.
He is the son of Bonnie Awater of Midland and is a 1999 graduate of Midland Lee High School. His wife, Tamra, and his two sons, Trent and Ty, will accompany Atwater.
Atwater is a Green Beret and is scheduled for a third tour of duty in Afghanistan in July.
Soldier detained after 'trying to take military explosives on plane'
A soldier has been detained by the FBI after he was found to be carrying explosives onto an airplane.
The man, who has not been identified, was travelling with his wife and children through Midland International Airport, Texas.
At the security checkpoint, officers spotted a suspicious item in a carry-on bag during X-ray screening.
Authorities said the man was bound for a base in North Carolina, where he is on active military duty.
He was visiting his mother who lives in Midland.
Originally posted by Silcone Synapse
I read this earlier today,and hoped it would be on ATS.
My take on it is this:
A green beret has been used/hired to probe security holes in airports,maybe a few of them.
He gets busted in Texas.
The reason it gets wiped from the media is it was an exercise.
Hopefully nothing more.