Plane incident update

Well, the news is shifting, and now it’s not entirely clear if the suspect was a lone wolf, rather than having ties to Al Qaeda. And it’s not clear what kind of incendiary device he really had. Marc Ambinder of the Atlantic just re-tweeted the following update:

RT @NYCAviation “CNN passenger interview: Heard pop like champagne cork, moments later saw flames shooting out of suspect’s crotch.”

What was your first clue?

Ambinder just Tweeted the following – it better not be true that we’re relying on Nigerian security to protect our lives when we fly Northwest:

So — seems like the guy was screened in Lagos, arrived in AMS and didn’t go through 2nd customs screening there like he would have in the US.

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