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No Evidence of Terrorism Found on Plane

U.S. authorities were acting on intelligence information — and not just suspicious passenger names — when they boarded a British Airways jet on New Year’s Eve at nearby Dulles International Airport, a national security official said Thursday. No evidence of terrorism was found and the major consequence appeared to be inconvenience, with the 247 passengers waiting more than 3 1/2 hours before getting off the plane while some of them were questioned. “We had concerns with individuals on the flight, but threat reporting information led us to make the decision to have the flight escorted,” a national security official said, speaking only on condition of anonymity. “It was fact-related,” the official said, and not just connected to the passenger list the United States now receives from airlines flying to the United States. Full Story

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