published Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Man detained at Kansas City airport with suspicious items

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Security agents detained a man and shut down one of three terminals at the main airport in Kansas City after detecting suspicious items inside his carry-on bag on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The man was stopped about 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the Southwest Airlines checkpoint at Kansas City International Airport. Transportation security agents who detected suspicious items in his bag asked to examine them, and he was detained when he refused, airline and law enforcement officials said.

A bomb squad was called, the area around the checkpoint evacuated and the terminal shutdown, they said.

One of the suspicious items has been cleared by explosives experts at the airport and another was being investigated, according to a homeland security official who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation. The FBI is investigating.

FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton said a suspicious package was X-rayed and no explosive material was found. She declined to say what was in the bag, but said the package was “disrupted in such a way to preserve” evidence by the bomb squad. The man is the custody of airport security, she said.

about Associated Press...

The Associated Press

Comments do not represent the opinions of the Chattanooga Times Free Press, nor does it review every comment. Profanities, slurs and libelous remarks are prohibited. For more information you can view our Terms & Conditions and/or Ethics policy.
GeorgiaRebel said...

There is a problem with a law that requires people to give consent to searching their property and then arrests them for refusing to give consent.

September 12, 2011 at 10:37 a.m.
please login to post a comment

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »


Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.