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***Another Shoe-Bomber Stopped On United Flight To Denver!! A Quatari Diplomat!!***UPDATE: He Was Headed To Meet With Jailed Al-Quaida Agent!!***
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[quote:snark:MV8xMDMzMzIxXzE2MzQwOTk1XzY3QkM3MTk0] [quote:Digital Rapture] I wonder what rights this stunt will deprive The American People of. [/quote] Oh for real. Didn't they check his damn shoes like they do mine??? http://www.fox43.com/news/nationworld/kdvr-shoe-bomb-denver-040710,0,5245396.story DENVER - A man was in custody Wednesday evening after authorities say he tried to set his shoes on fire on a United Airlines flight from Washington D.C. to Denver, officials confirmed. The suspect was subdued by federal air marshals aboard United Flight 663, which departed Reagan National Airport and landed at Denver International Airport at 7:21 p.m. DIA officials confirm a 'disturbance' on board the flight and the FBI said it was investigating. "TSA is monitoring an incident on board United Airlines flight 663 from DCA to DEN after receiving initial reports that a Federal Air Marshal responded to a passenger possibly causing a disturbance on board this aircraft," said Greg Soule, a spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration. "The flight landed safely at Denver International Airport. Law enforcement and TSA have responded to the scene and the passenger is currently in custody. All steps are being taken to ensure the safety of the traveling public." FOX News reported that United Flight 663 was carrying 157 passengers and 6 crew members. Emergency crews were seen surrounding the plane upon its arrival. TSA spokeswoman Kristin Lee said the man was being interviewed by law enforcement in Denver. According to ABC News, the suspect was identified as Mohammed al Modadi, a diplomat in the Qatar embassy in Washington, D.C. Authorities said two jet fighters from Buckley Air Force Base were scrambled to accompany the jet for the final 40 miles of its flight to Denver. Developing... [/quote]
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Federal air marshals subdued a man who authorities say attempted to "light his shoes on fire" on a United flight from Washington Reagan to Denver Wednesday night, federal law enforcement officials told ABC News.
Authorities say an explosive team is on the way to the airport, and that while the presence of explosives has not yet been confirmed, they believe it was an attempted "shoe bomb."
The suspect was identified by authorities as a diplomat in the Qatar embassy in Washington, Mohammed al Modadi. The FBI said the man had full diplomat immunity as the 3rd secretary and vice-consul.
Authoritiess said two jet fighters were scrambled from Buckley Air Force Base to accompany United flight 663, a Boeing 757, as it flew the final 40 miles to Denver where it landed safely.
Authorities said the man, identified as from Qatar, was restrained by the air marshals who were on the flight.
The United jet was reportedly being directed to a remote location at the Denver airport.
A spokesman for the FBI in Denver declined to comment.
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