1 Jan 2012

Man held after explosives found at airport

11:29 am on 1 January 2012

A man has been detained at Midland airport in Texas after he tried to carry explosives through security.

Officials say he was stopped when explosives in military wrapping were found in his carry-on baggage as it went through an X-ray machine. He is being held by the FBI.

The BBC reports the agency declined to say whether the man was in military uniform or what quantity of explosives he was carrying.