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Terrorism / Security Alert / Flight Cancellations #744695

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 24, 2003
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) The cancellation of foreign flights to the US due to the threat of terrorists possibly being on Air France flights examined; details given of the intelligence that Al Qaeda operatives might be on some planes leaving Paris & other flights into January & of a CIA analysis that Al Qaeda operatives had flight training. [Terrorism expert Roger CRESSEY†- comments on taking action.] The beefing up of security at Virginia's Norfolk naval base & a power plant near Tappahannock. [Tappahannock police Chief James BARRETT†- wonders about threats.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Miami: Kerry Sanders) The reaction of air travellers to the tightened airport security featured; scenes shown from several airports. [Miami flyer Marcos CHERIDAN; Los Angeles flyer Lars CAMPER; Miami traveller Mr. MARTINEZ - react to the flight cancellations, security & the wait.]

Holt, Lester;
Myers, Lisa;
Sanders, Kerry

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