The Hill – Bennie Thompson “closely following” attempted terror attack

The House Homeland Security Committee next month will hold a hearing on an attempted airline bombing that occurred Christmas Day, its chairman said Saturday.

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) said his panel is now “closely following yesterday’s incident” on a Northwest Airlines flight that was en route to Detroit from Amsterdam. Thompson thanked the passengers and crew members that helped subdue a man who tried to light some type of explosive on the flight.

The Hill
12/27/9