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Hijackers set off detectors on 9/11

Three of the five hijackers who flew a jet into the Pentagon set off metal detectors on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, as they passed through security at Dulles International Airport outside Washington, a videotape shown Wednesday reveals. The hijackers acted casually as security workers checked their bags and put them through additional screening, the surveillance tape shows. Later that morning, the men stormed the cockpit of American Airlines Flight 77 and slammed the jet into the Pentagon. All 64 people aboard the flight and 125 at the Pentagon were killed. Nothing in the video suggests that the security guards violated screening procedures. The commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks concluded in January that the hijackers on all four flights likely carried knives with blades shorter than 4 inches, which at the time were permitted on flights. Full Story

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