A passenger Syed Jafri (Jafry) sitting at seat 16G on Flight 253 told CNN the suspect was sitting on 19A seat, and “he saw a glow, and noticed a smoke smell. Then a young man behind me jumped on him.”
According to the Huffington Post, a passenger “tried to blow up the flight but the explosive device failed, two U.S. national security officials said.” The passenger ” tried to explode powder taped to his leg with a syringe full of chemicals” according to the NY Daily News.
CNN’s War on Terror Expert Peter Bergen told CNN that Nigeria had one of the least airport security measures and the suspect may not actually be a Nigerian but some one who may have used Nigeria’s Lagos airport to bypass security measures and fly to Amsterdam on way to Detroit. Observers are calling it a grave security breach.
Earlier report said the 23-year-old Nigerian national suspect who was on board the Detroit bound plane Flight 253 from Amsterdam attempted to detonate an explosive or some kind of device on board when he was restrained by the passengers, CNN’s national security contributor told CNN.
The Delta Northwest Flight 253 suspect, who is a Nigerian national claims to have affiliation with some extremist organization, CNN reported in its 6 o’ clock news bulletin today.
Earlier reports said the suspect ignited a fire cracker inside Flight 253. Now it is being reported that the suspect may have detonated some kind of an explosive device.
The terror suspect has been moved to a hospital with injuries as he attempted to light some kind of “a small explosive device” and not a ‘fire cracker’, it is being speculated.
source: Arseto Media