Security heightened at Lindberg Field
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Security is heightened at airports
nationwide Tuesday, including Lindbergh Field, for the one-year anniversary of
the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
In advance of the anniversary, security has been stepped up at airports
in Europe and the Middle East, and federal air marshals have been deployed
overseas, according to various reports out of Washington, D.C.
U.S. and European authorities have been warning for the past year that
al-Qaida operatives were working to design non-metal explosives that can be
surgically implanted so a suicide bomber could get through airport security.
Still, officials with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security insisted
that they had seen no strong evidence of an impending terror strike.
“We have no indication of any specific, credible threats or plots
against the U.S. tied to the one-year anniversary of bin Laden's death,” DHS
spokesman Peter Boogaard said.