Boxcutters and cellphone taped to Pepto-Bismol. A test run.
Checked the luggage to Yemen but boarded the flight to Amsterdam.
...Lots of activity lately.
More. NBC Chicago. (A real PC media pooh-pooh report.)
P.S. Here's the WaPo's headline--talk about uninformative, you'd think maybe they had a stuck umbrella in there or something: Pair held after odd items turn up in luggage. It was Mary Poppins and her carpetbag.
The men were arrested at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on Monday. One U.S. official said it appears the Dutch were not asked to hold either man but were instead notified of the odd behavior and apparently decided on their own to detain them.
While two men were picked up by the Dutch, tal Murisi is now thought to be uninvolved and was simply coincidentally sitting next to al Soofi, who's from Detroit.
Neither of the two men were previously of concern to law enforcement, a law enforcement official says, nor is there anything to suggest they had ill intent.
"We don't know yet if these two end up being bad guys or are just really strange people," said one official.There ya go.
Memeorandum with more buzz. They don't have this one up yet.
UPDATE here: WLS Chicago Callers Mad as Hell