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'Wired' Passenger in Paris Was in Motorcycle Garb

When Richard Reid was found with a fuse in his shoe two years ago on a flight from Paris, the discovery foiled a terrorist plot. But on Tuesday, the suspicious wiring on another flight from Paris turned out to be a false alarm. With the United States and France on heightened alert over the prospect of an international hijacking, French security officials at Charles de Gaulle Airport removed a woman from a Delta Air Lines flight bound for Cincinnati after an airport screener noticed some odd wiring in her coat, officials said. The wiring turned out to be an electrical heating system built into her motorcycle jacket, American officials said, and the French determined after a brief detention that the woman had no police record and no known ties to terrorism. The woman, whose name and nationality were not disclosed, was then booked on a later flight, officials said. Full Story

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