Tuesday, October 25, 2005

IED Reported Found at San Diego Airport

Reuters reports via Yahoo!News that screeners as San Diego airport found th components of and improvised exploive device (IED) in a passenger's carry-on [emphasis added]:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Baggage screeners found bomb components in a carry-on piece of luggage at San Diego International Airport on Tuesday and cleared the area to investigate, Department of Homeland Security spokesmen said.

A department spokesman said the screeners found "all components of an IED" (improvised explosive device) in a piece of luggage at around 7:45 a.m. (10:45 a.m. EDT)
If the "...all components..." statement is correct, that means explosives were present, as the main charge is considered a "component". Other components include some form of timer/switch, detonator, and power source.

Update: Suspected IED reported to be a toy:
Police found a toy and what they called "some organic material," and the terminal was reopened at about 9:15 a.m. (12:15 p.m. EDT/1615 GMT), a Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman added.