Cops Yank Terror Suspects off KLM Flight
Two arrested onboard at Cologne airport
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 26, 2008 4:56 AM CDT
Germany police arrested two terrorist suspects on board a KLM flight this morning.   ((c) kudumomo)
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(Newser) – German police commandos may have averted a terrorist attack early today when they grabbed two suspects off an Amsterdam-bound flight before the plane took off from Cologne airport, reports AP. The pair had been under observation for months and a suicide note was found in their apartment saying they wanted to die for the "jihad" or "holy war," reported a German newspaper, citing police sources.

A Somali man, 23, and a 24-year-old German born in Somalia were hauled off the KLM flight and arrested, said security officials. Passengers were then ordered to leave the plane so officials could conduct a "baggage parade" to see which bags belonged to which passengers.