Feds Bust Plane Passenger With Bomb Parts in Baggage

Fellow Orlando fliers not at risk: authorities
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 2, 2008 2:50 PM CDT
The world's largest passenger plane, the Airbus A380, landed at Orlando International Airport on a test flight and world tour in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007.    (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
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(Newser) – A Jamaican national was arrested after checking a bag at Orlando International Airport that contained the makings of pipe bombs, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The FBI detained Kevin Brown, 32, after a TSA “behavior specialist” spotted him during check-in yesterday. He was charged with attempting to carry an explosive device onto an aircraft; a federal judge denied him bail at a hearing today.

"It has to be a mental issue for him," said Brown's ex-mother-in-law, who described him as an Army vet being medicated for depression who hasn't been the same since he returned from Iraq. Brown’s bag contained two pipes and caps, two bottles filled with a petroleum-based fluid, bomb-making literature, and other items, an FBI statement said.