Obama Orders Heightened Security After Disturbance on Plane - Bloomberg.comDec. 25 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama ordered heightened security after authorities detained a passenger who may have tried to blow up a flight bound for Detroit from Amsterdam with 278 passengers.
The passenger was trying to destroy Northwest Airlines Flight 253, and an explosive device failed, the Associated Press reported, citing U.S. intelligence officials it didn’t name. The passenger was subdued and the incident resulted in “minor injuries,” said Susan Elliott, a spokeswoman for Northwest parent Delta Air Lines Inc. in Atlanta.
Obama called for “all appropriate measures to be taken to increase security” after the incident, the White House said in a statement. The Department of Homeland Security said passengers may notice additional screening at airports.
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