The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork has some breaking news:
The man arrested in the Midland [Texas] International Airport for attempting to take explosives aboard an American Eagle flight has been identified as Trey Scott Atwater of Hope Mills, North Carolina. Little has been disclosed about the man who is accused of trying to take a package of Composition 4 explosive on board American Eagle flight 3283 yesterday morning. Some media outlets are saying that it was a “bomb” while others have not confirmed this. Initial reports stated the man said he was active duty military and this too has not been confirmed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Hope Mills, North Carolina is 15.5 miles from Fort Bragg Army Base.
Hope Mills is just outside Fayetteville. Yee-hah!
I hope this is just a case of a stupid screw-up (like he forgot he was carrying C4 in his backpack) as opposed to something a little more sinister. Regardless, if the guy really is military, it’s not a good day for Ft. Bragg.