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Terrorism / Plane Bomb Plot #955504

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 26, 2009
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(Studio: Amy Robach) Report introduced.

(Romulus, Michigan: John Yang) The investigation into a plot out of Yemen to blow up a US aircraft on Christmas Day by suicide bomber Umar Abdulmutallab†† reviewed; CNN photo, map of the plane's route, diagram from inside the plane shown; details given about the PETN explosive & the shoe bomber Richard Reid incident of 8 years ago. [Three PASSENGERS, Melinda DENNIS - describe what happened on the plane.] [Terrorism analyst Roger CRESSEY†- says there are multiple lists for terrorism data bases.]

(Studio: Amy Robach) Report introduced.

(London: Tom Aspell) Abdulmutallab's background examined; scenes shown from Umar's London apartment building; details given about his father banker Umaru Abdulmutallab, who warned US embassy officials about his son's radical Islamic views & of increased security on international flights. [NBC terrorism analyst Evan KOHLMANN†- sums up Abdulmutallab's makeup as a terrorist.]

(Studio: Amy Robach) Report introduced.

(Honolulu: Chuck Todd) The reaction of White House officials during President Obama's Hawaii vacation & a coming review of how the terrorism watch lists missed Abdulmutallab reviewed.

(Studio: Amy Robach) Further coverage of the terror scare on "Meet the Press" noted.

(Los Angeles: Miguel Almaguer) New airport security due to this incident featured; details given of the specifics of new regulations at international airports; scenes shown from various airports. [Aviation expert Michael PANGIA†- talks about security as a work in progress.] [Two TRAVELLERS - react.]

Robach, Amy;
Yang, John;
Aspell, Tom;
Todd, Chuck;
Almaguer, Miguel

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