Pennsylvania: Airport Screeners Stop Traveler With Fireworks

Posted: March 30, 2012 in Aviation & Airports (General News), USA
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A Dallas, Pa., man was arrested after airport screeners found him trying to take powerful fireworks onto a cross-country flight on Thursday morning, the authorities said. The man, Joseph Picklo, 29, had “commercial grade M-80s” in a backpack when passing through security at Philadelphia International Airport around 5:30 a.m. to board a flight to San Francisco, Chief Inspector Joseph Sullivan said.

A Dallas, PA man was stopped trying to take fireworks onto an internal flight on Thursday morning

A Dallas, PA man was stopped trying to take fireworks onto an internal flight on Thursday morning

The bag also contained a water bottle filled with flash powder, the Transportation Security Administration said.

“He says that he has an interest in these items professionally,” Mr. Sullivan said. Mr. Picklo is being charged with possession of a destructive device, and additional counts are likely, Mr. Sullivan said….

Full story here; New York Times


By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: March 29, 2012

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