GERMANY – An Afghan native was stopped before boarding a plane in Germany to the US this week for having bomb-related items on his carry-on luggage.
The man was stopped at the Ramstein Air Base Monday for blasting caps and other explosives materials found in his bag. It’s been reported that the man, who was born in the 1990s, was working as a US government contractor. However, officials have said that they believe the materials were related to his job, not terroristic activity.
The man was removed from the line and is no longer able to travel to the US. According to a Transportation Security Administration summary, “[The] subject has been moved to a ‘red list’ and will not travel to the U.S.”
I agree. Until we can ensure the vetting isn’t being rushed and the background checks are complete, @AdamLaxalt is right. My former teammates in Germany say they are being rushed. https://t.co/u7Cyernpjm
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) September 7, 2021
The TSA and military said they found five blasting caps, one igniter switch, a “det cord,” and one shock tube in the man’s luggage.
Just the News reported, “The incident occurred the same day Secretary of State Antony Blinken acknowledged many Afghan refugees were not fully vetted before they were evacuated from their country to U.S. bases elsewhere.
“‘In our effort to get as many people out as fast as we can while we had the airport functioning, we focused on doing just that,’ Blinken said, but officials are now doing accountings on the back end as people arrive in the United States.'”