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Attempted Bombing at Asheville NC Airport

Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:08 pm ... 749938001/
Fair use excerpt; "The criminal complaint, filed by FBI agent James A. Anderson and read in court Tuesday, states that Asheville Regional Airport police officers found "what appeared to be an improvised explosive device" early Friday morning outside the airport terminal."
This was last Friday, October 6th. A brief search finds the last US airport terminal bombing was in 1975 at LGA. I wonder if this will prompt changes in security.
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Re: Attempted Bombing at Asheville NC Airport

Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:25 pm

I'm not really sure how security outside a terminal could be changed in any practical way. It's not as if pedestrians or bags can be banned. This scenario is the reason for "if you see something, say something." The article only mentions police finding the bag - I'm wondering if someone else spotted a suspicious bag and then alerted police.

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