Jets Scrambled to Escort Diverted U.S. Flight from Paris

May 22, 2012

A US Airways jet flying from Paris to North Carolina was diverted after a French woman handed a flight attendant a note stating she had a surgically-implanted device, according to House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Pete King (R-NY).

The Charlotte-bound jet landed in Maine after the incident, which an airline spokesman calls a "security issue." King said the woman, who was arrested, had no scars. Sources told Fox News investigators believe the "passenger never posed a threat." 

The passenger, who is originally from Cameroon, had no checked baggage and was planning to stay in the U.S. for 10 days, sources told Fox News. The incident came just weeks after CIA thwarted the new underwear plot and just weeks after more reports surfaced over concerns that terrorists could hide bombs inside their bodies.

A North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesman says two F-15 fighters were scrambled to escort the plane.

"She behaved in a surprising manner," a source said of the unnamed passenger. Another official says the passenger appeared to be mentally unstable.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/22/paris-us-flight-diverted-for-ecurity-issue/#ixzz1vdgqic6W

 


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