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PENNSYLVANIA: A 40-year-old Pennsylvania man was taken into FBI custody after an explosive device was found in his bag that he was loading onto an Allegiant flight. The incident took place at Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley International Airport on Monday, February 27, according to a criminal complaint. The device was concealed inside a piece of checked luggage belonging to the man, Mark Muffley of Lansford, Pennsylvania, according to authorities. He was going to take an Allegiant flight from eastern Pennsylvania to Sanford, Florida.
The explosive device recovered from the lining of his bag was a circular composite, about 3 inches in diameter, with two fuses and gunpowder concealed in waxed paper and plastic wrap, ABC News reported. The “powder is suspected to be a mixture of lightning powder and the dark granules used in commercial-grade fireworks,” the complaint states. “Black powder and gunpowder are susceptible to igniting from heat and friction and pose a significant risk to aircraft and passengers.”
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The bag contained “a butane canister, a lighter, a pipe with white powder residue, a cordless drill with cordless batteries, and two GFCI outlets taped together with black tape,” the complaint added. The device was found when the suitcase triggered an alarm during the “routine check.” He had already entered the baggage screening unit, the Transportation Security Administration said. A TSA officer who inspected the luggage “located an item inside the suitcase that appeared suspicious and was believed to be possibly a live explosive device,” according to the agency.
The package was found shortly after 11 a.m., an airport spokesman said, after which authorities closed the west side of the airport’s main terminal. The criminal complaint says Muffey was called through the airport’s public system to the security desk, and was seen leaving the airport five minutes later, according to security cameras. The closed part of the terminal was reopened shortly before 2 pm after the package was removed from the airport.
FBI bomb technicians and local law enforcement who responded to the scene determined that the device “was in fact a live explosive device,” the TSA said. Meanwhile, the FBI confirmed that Muffley was arrested at his home on the night of Monday, February 27. He has been charged with possession of an explosive at an airport and possession, attempted planting or attempted planting of an explosive or incendiary device at an airport. aircraft. The suspect is due to appear in court on Thursday afternoon, March 2.Read More….