Mexican security screeners should have spotted the bomb-like device a hijacking suspect carried onto the commercial airliner he allegedly commandeered a short while later, the head of the nation's public safety agency said Thursday.
A 44-year-old Bolivian former drug addict and alcoholic who now works as a preacher is accused of hijacking the Boeing 737-800 AeroMexico jet Wednesday by telling a crew member he had a bomb, officials said.
The jet landed safely in Mexico City, where the suspect was arrested and the 104 passengers and seven crew members were released unharmed. Read full article »
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