December 22, 1985 |
Police arrested a man who tried to board an airliner with guns and grenades hidden inside wine bottles in his hand luggage. He was ordered held in custody for eight days by a Cyprus court Thursday.
March 28, 1985
Lufthansa, West Germany's national airline, has begun weighing its passengers. To provide up-to-date statistics on the average weight of today's flying public, Lufthansa is asking passengers at its airport terminals in Frankfurt, New York and Bangkok, Thailand, to step on the scales with their hand luggage before boarding. The weigh-in is voluntary and will last only for a limited period.
January 14, 1987
A 26-year-old Lebanese was arrested at Milan airport carrying 24 pounds of plastic explosives in his luggage, police said. The man, identified as Bakhir Khodr, arrived on a flight from Beirut via Geneva and had passed through Italian customs before being stopped by police, who were suspicious about his hand luggage. The explosives were hidden inside two picture frames Khodr was carrying and in several Easter eggs in his baggage.
September 7, 1997
Working in a job where I come into contact with people who have lost their passports and other valuables, I have always been amazed at how many of these items are lost or stolen at airports . . . or even on the planes themselves. The travelers usually say their valuables were in their hand luggage, which they set down for "just a minute," and which disappeared. I often wondered, but felt it would imply criticism to ask, how it happened that tickets and money were in their hand luggage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1991
A La Mesa man was arrested Monday at a Lindbergh Field security checkpoint for claiming to have a bomb in a carry-on bag and threatening airport security, San Diego Harbor Police said. No bomb was found in the hand luggage of John A. Montello, 29, but he was arrested and booked into County Jail downtown on suspicion of making a false bomb statement and for assault, Harbor Police Sgt. Gary Leeson said. The incident occurred about 9 a.m.
April 18, 1986 |
Anti-terrorist detectives today arrested an Arab suspected of slipping a 10-pound bomb in his pregnant girlfriend's luggage just before she was to board an Israeli jumbo jet at Heathrow Airport, Scotland Yard said. Detectives said the bomb would have gone off during the El Al flight, killing all 388 aboard, including his chambermaid girlfriend. Police said the man, Nezar Hindawi, 35, was arrested shortly after 6 p.m. at a hotel in West London after police received a tip.