Soldier Carried Explosives on Plane

    This undated photo provided by the Midland County Sheriff's Office via The Odessa American shows U.S. Army Sgt. Trey Scott Atwater. Atwater 30, who is charged with trying to bring explosives onto an airplane was expected to be arraigned Tuesday in federal court. Atwater was stopped by airport security at Midland International Airport Saturday when they discovered explosives in military-grade wrapping in a carry-on bag in his possession. (AP Photo/Midland County Sheriff's Office via The Odessa American)

    Midland County Sheriff's Office / AP Photo

    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.

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