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German police tighten airport security

DDP/The Local · 27 Dec 2009, 09:42

Published: 27 Dec 2009 09:42 GMT+01:00

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According to a police spokesman, the German airport security forces are working in close partnership with their American counterparts, the TSA. He also warned passengers travelling to the US to expect longer waiting times at security due to the extra measures.

On Christmas Day, a 23-year-old Nigerian man attempted to set off an explosion on a Delta passenger jet carrying 289 people from Amsterdam as it was about to land land in Detroit. He was overpowered by another passenger. After his arrest he declared that he had acted under orders from Al-Qaida.

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16:19 December 27, 2009 by mixxim
No doubt this will cause discomfort to Omas visiting relatives. The terrorists will still get through. Are we at least checking those arriving from countries where security is non existent or corrupt? A terrorist could detonate a suicide bomb in the arrivals hall killing many more than a plane load. Transfer passengers can evade security altogeter.
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