Airlines warned about possible shoe bomb threat

1392846328000-ETAB-SKY-TSAby Kevin Johnson

The Department of Homeland Security has issued an alert to airlines about a possible shoe bomb threat on flights entering the U.S. from abroad, a department official said.

The bulletin, which did not outline a specific plot, is not related to an earlier alert linked to the Winter Olympic Games involving possible devices concealed in toothpaste tubes.

“Out of an abundance of caution, DHS regularly shares relevant information with domestic and international partners about relevant threat information as we work to meet our mission of keeping the traveling public safe,” said the DHS official, who is not authorized to comment publicly. “These types of regular communications are part of that important priority.

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