Heightened security greets CT travelers in wake of U.K. terror plot

(08/10/06) HARRISON, NY ? The break-up of a suspected terrorist plot against U.S.-bound commercial flights in the U.K. has resulted in a major security increase at Westchester County Airport, just over

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Aug 11, 2006, 2:44 AM

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Heightened security greets CT travelers in wake of U.K. terror plot
(08/10/06) HARRISON, NY ? The break-up of a suspected terrorist plot against U.S.-bound commercial flights in the U.K. has resulted in a major security increase at Westchester County Airport, just over the Connecticut border.
Investigators in Britain say a group of individuals planned to blow up as many as 10 flights using hidden liquid explosives. So far, police have rounded up 24 suspects. The terror threat level for all U.S.-bound flights from the U.K. has been raised to red, the highest on the Homeland Security scale.
At Westchester County Airport, travelers found themselves blanketed with extra security measures Thursday morning. Signs informed travelers they would not be allowed to take any type of liquid or gel items on flights with the exception of medications and baby formula. For baby formula, security personnel must be able to link an adult to a baby. The labels on medications must match the ID of the traveler.
Related information: U.S. Department of Homeland Security Foiled terror plot in Britain sparks heightened security at U.S. airports
 


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