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London police reveal printer cartridge bomb was set to detonate over US

11-Nov-2010 11:49 AM

London’s Metropolitan Police found the explosive device in a printer cartridge intercepted at East Midlands Airport was timed to detonate over the US East Coast (Bloomberg, 11-Nov-2010). A statement issued by the Metropolitan Police said: “Forensic examination has indicated that if the device had activated,” it would have been at 5:30am New York time on 29-Oct-2010. If the device had not been removed from the aircraft, the activation could have occurred over the eastern seaboard of the US.”