Woman tries to bring ‘fake bomb’ onto plane to test Phoenix airport security
A WOMAN is behind bars after allegedly attempting to carry an explosive device through airport security at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, US.
Lewiza Daman was accused of trying to sneak a fake bomb past TSA agents to test airport security, MyFoxPhoenix.com.
TSA agents found what looked like a simulated explosive device inside a carry-on bag at a checkpoint Friday. The container was filled with a paste-like substance, with a cell phone taped to the top.
The bomb squad and hazmat teams were called out to the airport until they could determine the device was fake.
Daman – an African refugee with no permanent address – told Homeland Security detectives a friend had given her the fake bomb to carry on a plane and hand to someone waiting for her in Des Moines, Iowa.
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According to court paperwork, investigators believe the two were testing airport security. Both Daman and her friend were jailed in Phoenix awaiting a court hearing.
“We’re coming up to the 10 year anniversary of 9/11, and we are well aware of these dates and our security measures are certainly heightened,” Phoenix Police Sgt. Steve Martos said. Read more at MyFoxPhoenix.com.
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