Teen wasn’t going to bomb plane
EDMONTON An 18 year old from Spruce Grove, Alta., had no intention to blow up a plane with the pipe bomb screeners found in his carry on luggage at Edmonton International Airport, according to court documents.
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CATSA wouldn’t disclose the details of the conversation but said it understands the minister’s “concern and direction” and completed a “full review” of the incident.
“Corrective actions have been taken. We want to assure the travelling public that we have taken steps to ensure that it does not occur again,” CATSA spokesperson Mathieu Larocque said. “There were disciplinary measures for the personnel that was involved as well as additional training. Screening officers across the country also received more information and the training material was updated.”
According to court documents from Murphy’s sentencing in December, screeners seized a five and a half inch metal pipe with a fuse at one end that measured more than nine feet. The pipe was filled with black powder that Murphy admitted he swiped from his mother’s fiance’s bullet collection.
He bought all the other parts at a hardware store.
Murphy also said in court that he and a friend built the pipe bomb and planned to blow up a shed. He planned to photograph the explosion, which is why he had the bomb inside his camera bag, which was inside his carry on bag. “He emphatically denied that his intent was to cause damage asics running to the airport or any aircraft,” the Crown said.
Murphy rece asics running ived a $100 fine, one year probation and a stern warning from Judge Marilyn White.
“I have to say, forgetting a pipe bomb is something big asics running ger than a pair of scissors for your nails,” White said. You would be in a Mexican jail . I doubt you would have survived.”