Friday, December 25, 2009

Orange Christmas

clipped from

The suspect, who ABC reported suffered second-degree burns, told federal investigators he was connected to Al Qaeda, though authorities are questioning the veracity of that statement, Fox News confirmed. A federal situational awareness bulletin noted that the explosive was acquired in Yemen with instructions as to when it should be used, ABC said.


Early reports suggested the suspect ignited firecrackers on board the Airbus A330 wide-body jet, but a law enforcement official told Fox News the explosive has not yet been identified.

Though it hasn't appeared yet on the DHS website, news organizations are reporting that the terrorism threat level has been raised from yellow to orange, meaning there is a high risk of terrorist events.