TAMPA - Federal authorities have charged a 24-year-old man with trying to bring a seven-inch knife aboard a plane at Tampa International Airport. Raed Abduhl-Rahman Alsaif was arrested June 4 as he tried to board US Airways flight 1077 to Phoenix and Portland, Ore., according to a criminal complaint.
Interesting about this guy - he's here from Saudi on a student visa. Alsaif is a graduate of the Islamic Saudi Academy Alexandria, VA--an extremist school linked to Al-Qaeda and that the Alsaif family is prominent in Al-Qaeda.
Private investigator Bill Warner also found out that on the SAME DAY, (June 4, 2009) that Alsaif tried to sneak the butcher knife onto the U.S. Airways flight bound for Phoenix, Arizona, two other men, Roshid Milledge and Damien Young, were caught trying to do the same thing from Philadelphia--also on a U.S. Airwarys flight bound for Phoenix, Arizona (only this time with a 9-mm handgun).
Just another thing averted?
By the way, I'm going to take a break for a few days. Hubby is in Philly on SAP training, so I am going to relax, read some books that arrived, and do some housecleaning while I can. NOT fun.. being I detest housecleaning. I'd rather do anything else. (poking forks in my eyes comes to mind as more fun!) In the meantime, twiddle your thumbs, and keep up on the blogroll :P
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