Homeland Security Officials Warn Airlines About Shoe Bombs

Posted on February 19, 2014

Homeland security officials are warning airlines that terrorists are building shoe bombs. There has been a shoe bombing attempt before. Richard Richard, also known as the Shoe Bomber, tried to detonate an explosive device hidden in shoe during a flight from Paris to Miami on December 22, 2001. He was subdued by passengers and the flight ended up landing in Logan International Airport in Boston. It was a frightening incident where a terrorist attack was averted thanks to the flight attendants and passengers.

Removing your shoes has become a standard part of airport security ever since Richard Reid's attempt to blow up a plane. Reuters says the warning is about planes headed for the U.S. ABC News reports that no specific plot has been identified. Take a look:

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