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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:Anonymous Coward 712021:MV8xMDMzMzIxXzE2MzQxMDQ3XzhCNzEzMjFG] [quote:snark] Sky News said marshalls were alerted to a passenger who had taken a long time in one of the plane's toilets. When he emerged, a marshall could smell smoke and asked the man what had happened. His alleged reply was: 'I was trying to set my shoes on fire.' Two F-16 fighter jets from Buckley Air Force Base flew alongside the passenger plane for the final 40 minutes of its journey. A spokesman for the FBI in Denver declined to comment. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1264370/Shoe-bomber-Qatar-diplomat-arrested-U-S-Washington-Denver-flight.html#ixzz0kTPPSbSC [/quote] what an idiot. so either he was drunk, and wanted to create a scene; or the diplomat was on a power trip because he knew he had immunity; or he wanted to smoke a cigarette in the bathroom, and didn't care if he got arrested or fined because he's a diplomat... or back to my original statement - he's an idiot. [/quote]
link to abcnews.go.com
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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