May 13, 2013

Doesn't Everyone Carry Pressure Cookers When They Fly?
Saudi Arrested At Detroit Metro With A Pressure Cooker

He speaks Arabic and needed a translator so nothing to see here, miscommunication!

Detroit Federal agents arrested a Saudi Arabian traveler who arrived at Detroit Metropolitan Airport with a pressure cooker, a key component used in the Boston Marathon bombings last month.

Hussain Al Kwawahir appeared for a brief hearing at 1 p.m. in federal court on charges he allegedly used an altered passport and lied to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agent about the pressure cooker.[...]

During baggage inspection, officers noticed a page missing from his passport.

Al Kwawahir told officers he did not know how the page was removed from the passport.

During the baggage exam, officers found a pressure cooker.

Al Kwawahir said he brought the pressure cooker for his nephew because the devices are not sold in the United States, according to the complaint.

Later, he changed his story and admitted that his nephew had purchased a pressure cooker in the U.S. but it was cheap and broken[More]

He was just helping his nephew get a 'good' pressure cooker, that's all.

By Stable Hand at 01:57 PM | Comments |