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Terrorism / Airport Security / Electronic Devices #1126363

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 07, 2014
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Tom Costello) A new procedure at overseas airports requiring US-bound travelers to turn on their cell phones & computers to prove they’re not packed with explosives featured; details given about intelligence suggesting Al Qaeda-affiliated bomb makers in Yemen are focusing on personal electronics to smuggle a bomb onto a plane; photo shown of Ibrahim al Asiri††, who is believed to have supplied the underwear bomb. [In London, NBC’s Jim MACEDA – says travelers in Europe could be facing big delays and mass confusion.] [ATFC explosives Lou SACANDY†- notes the significance of where a bomb is situated on the airplane.] [Former ATF investigation Jim CAVANAUGH†- says the danger with electronic devices is the ability to hide something metal, like a detonator.] [NBC counterterrorism analyst Michael LEITER†- says it’s a matter of time until Al Qaeda-associated groups attempt another aviation attack.]

Williams, Brian;
Costello, Tom

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