Apr 7 2010
NORAD scrambles two F-16’s. Federal air marshals subdued a man who authorities say attempted to “light his shoes on fire” on a United flight from Washington Reagan to Denver.
Authorities say an explosive team is on the way to the airport, and that while the presence of explosives has not yet been confirmed, they believe it was an attempted “shoe bomb.”
The suspect was identified by authorities as a diplomat in the Qatar embassy in Washington, Mohammed al Modadi. TheFBI said the man had full diplomat immunity as the 3rd secretary and vice-consul. ABC NEWS