Woman jailed for ‘testing’ airport security with fake bomb
By Ruth Doherty, Aug 10, 2011
Stock TSA photo: PA
A woman has been arrested after allegedly attempting to ‘test’ airport security with a fake bomb.
According to myfoxphoenix.com, security found the simulated explosive device inside a hand luggage bag. The container was filled with a paste-like substance, with a mobile phone taped to the top.
After the bomb squad were called and determined the device was fake, Daman – an African refugee – told Homeland Security Detectives that a friend had given her the fake bomb to carry on a plane and hand over to someone at Des Moines, Iowa.
Investigators believe the pair were testing airport security, and both are awaiting a court hearing in a Phoenix jail.
With 9/11 still fresh in people’s minds almost 10 years on, security is bound to be on high alert.
According to news.com.au, Phoenix Police Sgt. Steve Martos said: ‘We’re coming up to the 10 year anniversary of 9/11, and we are well aware of these dates and our security measures are certainly heightened.’
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