Lufthansa Hostage-Taking Ends After Brief Standoff

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    Lufthansa Hostage-Taking Ends After Brief Standoff

     
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    Since when are razor blades allowed in carry on luggage? Doesn't say much for Munich's security.
     
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    Absolutely! And it's hard to believe that the thorough German security folks would miss a razor being carried onto a plane.
     
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    A razor blade is pretty small - and hard to do any real damage (not to underestimate the FA distress)
    But they get the water every time:D
     
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    A razor blade can inflict lethal damage. Obviously a 50 y.o. FA would be old enough to be very familiar with them.
     
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    Yes, I said it is hard to do real damage, not impossible.

    the thing is, I can see how it would be easy to overlook a single razor blade depending on how it is oriented when scanned, but then again I've had very short and dull nail cleaners attached to a nail,clipper detected so maybe the technology is better than I thinkI think;)

    Sadly, I think the danger of dying quickly from a choke hold is a faster/greater danger.
     
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    A razor blade held to a person's neck along the jugular vein is a very dangerous weapon. Glad it ended quickly and safely for the FA, and I hope the perp gets a lifelong jail cell to think about the suffering he might have caused.
     
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    You bet! My experience with German security is that if they see one questionable item when they x-ray your carry-on, they will take everything out of your carry-on during their search. In that respect, they're much more thorough than TSA.

    When I last went through FRA security ~3 weeks ago, they also "fixed" the walk-through so that everyone was "buzzed", and required a personal search. What impressed me about this is the fact that they could conduct such a large security exercise in a timely manner, without much extra waiting. With TSA, this would have created a waiting line that would have wrapped around the airport!
     
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    I have seen them use a remote control of sorts (in pocket) where they "buzz" people they deem suspicious.

    Pretty ridiculous if you ask me.
     
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