Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Threat level - Brown!

A disASSter was averted yesterday after a man set off an alarm during passenger screening at the LA Airport. The man, an Iraqi national named Fadhel al-Maliki, had wires and a magnet concealed in his rectum:

"A police bomb squad was called to examine what was deemed a suspicious item found during a body cavity search of the man. Local media reports said a magnet was found in his rectum.

"He was secreting these items in a body cavity and that was a great concern because there were also some electric wires associated with that body cavity," Larry Fetters, security director for the Transportation Security Administration at the airport, told reporters."

The plane was allowed to take off without Maliki, but with his luggage -- good security move, that. The airport security director said there was never a threat, but that police and the FBI were called in because Maliki was "so bizarre in his behaviour". (Naaahh!!! Ya think?) Maliki...hmm, I wonder. Could he be related to this guy?