|Two for Tuesday|
|News - News Blog|
|Written by Dani Schwinn|
|Tuesday, 22 May 2012 00:00|
Bringing you two for your Tuesday aka "International Day for Biological Diversity."
CNN- A passenger who claimed to have a device surgically implanted inside her triggered the security scare that led to the diversion of a North Carolina-bound jetliner Tuesday, a leading congressman's office said. Doctors aboard U.S. Airways Flight 787 examined the woman and saw no sign of recent scars, according to the office of Rep. Peter King, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. US Airways said the Paris-to-Charlotte flight landed in Bangor, Maine, around noon Tuesday because of an unspecified "security issue." The Boeing 767 carried 179 passengers and a crew of nine, airline spokeswoman Liz Landau told CNN. But preliminary information indicates there was probably no terrorist threat involved in the incident, a senior federal law enforcement official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told CNN. The FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force was assisting with the investigation as a matter of routine, but the official said that does not mean there is a terrorism-related component to the incident. The aircraft landed after a passenger "exhibited suspicious behavior" during the flight, the Transportation Security Administration said. "Out of an abundance of caution, the flight was diverted to BGR, where it was met by law enforcement," the TSA said. King's office said the woman is a French citizen born in Cameroon and was headed to the United States for a 10-day visit. She was traveling alone and had no checked baggage. Lt Col. Mike Humphreys, a spokesman for the North American Aerospace Defense Command, said a pair of F-15 fighter jets were dispatched from an Air National Guard base in Massachusetts to escort the flight to Bangor.
Rescue at Niagra Falls
Fox 8-A dramatic rescue unfolded at Niagara Falls on Monday after rescuers say a man jumped 180 feet over the edge. Witnesses reported seeing the man climb over a railing and jump over the Horseshoe Falls. Authorities believe he was trying to commit suicide. The man spent nearly an hour in the frigid waters before crews got him out. A sight-seeing helicopter lowered a harness, but the man refused to grab on. The chopper used its propellers to blow the man closer to the shore line where rescuers could reach him. The unidentified man was suffering from hypothermia, fractured ribs and cuts to his head and face. He’s in stable condition in the hospital. He is reportedly only the third person to survive going over the falls without a safety device.
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