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Terrorism / Security Alert / Flight Cancellations / Los Angeles Airport #744679

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 24, 2003
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(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The cancellation of six foreign flights to the US from Paris due to the threat of terrorists possibly being on the Air France flights examined; details given about the intelligence indicating the planes might be hijacked by Al Qaeda operatives & that attacks could occur over New Year's.

(Studio: John Roberts) Threats against potential targets in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt & Turkey reported.

(Los Angeles: Vince Gonzales) The security at the Los Angeles Airport due to the threat of terrorism examined; scenes shown from inside the airport; details given about the 1999 case of Al Qaeda's Ahmed Ressam's attempt to carry explosives to LAX & the July, 2002, shooting spree in the terminal. [TRAVELLER - comments.] [Rand Corp. terrorism expert Brian JENKINS†- says airports can create an international event.] The mayor's nine-billion dollar security plan outlined.

(Studio: John Roberts) A security scare at a Delta Air Lines terminal in New York City outlined.

Roberts, John;
Martin, David;
Gonzales, Vince

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