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Terrorism / Plane Bomb Plot / King Interview #955492

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Dec 26, 2009
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(Studio: Jeff Glor) A Christmas terror attack introduced.

(Studio: Armen Keteyian) An Al Qaeda plot out of Yemen to blow up a US airliner on Christmas Day by suicide bomber Umar Abdulmutallab†† reviewed; details given about the PETN explosive device, Abdulmutallab's background & the Richard Reid shoe bomber incident of 8 years ago. [CBS security analyst Juan ZARATE†- comments on security.]

(Studio: Jeff Glor) How Abdulmutallab got through two security checkpoints noted.

(Detroit: Barry Petersen) What happened on Flight 253 as it neared Detroit featured; scenes from the Detroit airport & diagram from inside the plane shown. [Passengers Syed JAFRY†, Jasper SHURINGA†- describe what happened on the plane.] [Investigative Management Group CEO Robert STRANG†- outlines how to handle the situation.]

(Studio: Jeff Glor) Report introduced.

(London: Richard Roth) The European connection to this terrorism examined; details given about Nigerian banker Umaru Abdulmutallab, Umar's studies in London, his likely travels to Yemen for Al Qaeda training. [London Metropolitan police Peter CLARKE†- outlines what needs to be known about Abdulmutallab's radicalization.]

(Studio: Jeff Glor) Report introduced.

(Washington: Kimberly Dozier) The tightening of security regulations at international airports following this incident reviewed; details given about security checks. [Travelers Inaka BASAURI†, Puneet BHAGI†, Prateeksha SATYAMOORTHY†, Edye SCHAEFFER†, Marie LADLEY†, MAN - describe security procedures.] A flooding incident at the Washington airport noted.

(Studio: Jeff Glor) The security data base watch & no-fly lists noted.

(Studio: Jeff Glor) Live interview held with Representative Peter King about how Abdulmutallab was able to get on the plane. [KING - says Abdulmutallab should have been on key lists for tracking in Amsterdam; outlines how screening may need to be updated based on this incident.]

Glor, Jeff;
Keteyian, Armen;
Petersen, Barry;
Roth, Richard;
Dozier, Kimberly

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