These were amateurish-like mock devices - the very kind of thing that security is designed to find. And in fact, TSA did find them on a flight from Birmingham to Chicago and deemed them benign. That's why they were allowed to go to Chicago and then on.
The question really is, how did they get on a plane to Washington when he wasn't on the plane too. (“2 Arrested in Possible Dry Run for Terror Attack”).
Monday, August 30, 2010
TSA Deems Suitcase Full of Mock Bombs 'Benign'
It’s nice to know at least one reporter, CBS News Justice correspondent Bob Orr, is awake enough to ask at least one of the obvious questions about the dry run planting of mock bombs in a United Airline flight to Amsterdam: