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ROGUE Soldier Carried Explosives on Plane Midland County Sheriff's Office / AP Photo

Soldier Carried Explosives on Plane

This is embarrassing for the TSA. A soldier accused of taking C4 explosives on a plane apparently carried them on a flight from North Carolina to Texas. Airport screeners found a military smoke grenade in his carry-on, confiscated it, and let him fly to Texas. But when he tried to fly back, screeners found C4 explosives in his bag as well. The soldier, Trey Scott Atwater, a demolitions expert returning from Afghanistan, says he didn’t realize the explosives were in his bag when he packed.

January 4, 2012 7:05 AM