Airline Travel Curbs Ordered After Terror Incident On Detroit Plane


A terror suspect who claimed to have al-Qaida connections faces charges attempting to blow up a Delta-Northwest flight as it was landing at Detroit Metro Airport on Friday, reports the Detroit Free Press. The White House said it believed it was an attempted act of terrorism, and stricter security measures were quickly imposed on airline travel, but were not specified.

Officials identified the suspect as Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, 23, a Nigerian national. One U.S. intelligence official said the explosive device was a mix of powder and liquid and failed when the passenger tried to detonate it.

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