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Boston, Massachusetts / Plane Incident / Shoe Bomber / Airport Security #724418

CNN Evening News for Monday, Dec 24, 2001
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(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.

(Miami, Florida: Susan Candiotti) The court appearance of Richard Reid, who tried to light explosives hidden in his shoe during a flight from Paris to Miami, featured; details given of Reid’s background; courtroom sketches by Connie Pratt shown. [US Attorney Michael SULLIVAN†- says Reid's sneakers contained functional explosive devices.] [Counterterrorism analyst Larry JOHNSON†- says Reid's sneaker bombs could have blown Reid's leg off and possibly kill other passengers; calls Reid an “idiot.”]

(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) The FAA’s order for random checks of passengers’ shoes and flights delays in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after a bullet was found near an airport gate reported.

Blitzer, Wolf;
Candiotti, Susan

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