New information has emerged on Flight 253 terror suspect. The terror suspect has been identified as Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, 23, a Nigerian citizen who was born on December 22, 1986. Mutallab has been on the terror watch list but not on the no fly list, as mentioned by congressman Rep Peter King, (R) New York on CNN.
The Nigerian terror suspect was earlier named as Abdul Mudallad. Mudallad’s name popped up on Terror Watch List Database, said Congressman Peter King on CNN today.
TSA, SECONDARY SEARCH ALL MUSLIM MALES, it is called ”Aviation Direct Access Screening Program” (ADASP). This new secondary search is intended to include physical hand searches of carry on baggage; secondary search for explosive devises with a mobile detection device; double checking of identification and boarding passes.
One U.S. intelligence official said the alleged explosive was a mix of powder and liquid. Mr. King said the concoction was strapped to Mr. Mudallad's leg.