Thursday, August 17, 2006

I Imagine This Bears Watching

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In light of the shenanigans (second item) from the Vermont "flower child" who pissed on the floor of the airplane and recent Pakistan visitor, we bring you this story:

CEREDO, W.Va. (AP) -- A West Virginia airport terminal was evacuated Thursday after a female passenger's water bottle twice tested positive for explosives, a Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman said.

"The bomb squad is on site and the woman is being interviewed by the FBI," Amy von Walter said.

Security checkpoint screeners got a positive test on a machine that uses swabs to find traces of explosives, von Walter said. A bomb-sniffing dog also reacted to the water bottle.

A screener noticed the bottle in a woman's carryon bag as she prepared to board a flight to Charlotte, N.C., said Tri-State Airport authority President Jim Booton.

At the risk of sounding like a racial profiler and evil Republican; I'll bet her name is not O'Callahan or Smith.

Update: I for one am absolutely shocked that the woman is "of Pakistani origin". Of course an American paper would not print this important info. A Brit paper has no compunction with presenting the facts:

A screener noticed the bottle as the passenger, of Pakistani origin, prepared to board a flight to Charlotte, North Carolina.

Airport director Larry Salyers said security screeners detected material in the containers indicating "it very well could be a bomb".

They have been taken by robot to a remote area for further analysis.

I sure hope the screener didn't profile.

Update 2: A cursory search of all the stories show that not one American website says the woman was Pakistani while every British one does.

Update 3: Not explosives but give the TSA credit for being alert...even in West Virginia.

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