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Discovered Dynamite Points to Security Problems

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A student whose luggage contained a stick of dynamite is to appear before a federal magistrate in Houston Monday.

Twenty-one-year-old Howard McFarland Fish had gotten off a flight from Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Friday when the explosive was found in his luggage at a security check in Houston. Fish told authorities he works in mining and often handles explosives.

There isn't any indication of terrorist plans, but the discovery highlighted concerns that there's a weak link in aviation security. The concern is that security at airports abroad might not be as good as that in the United States.


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