3,249. 12/22/2001

“Richard Reid, the so-called ‘shoe bomber’…was captured aboard American Airlines Flight 63 en route from Paris to Miami on December 22, 2001. …The FBI later confirmed that there were two TATP [triacetone triperoxide]-based IEDs [improvised explosive devices] hidden in his shoes, prompting airlines worldwide to force passengers to remove footwear as they passed through airport screening devices.”

 – Peter Lance, Triple Cross, Page 440

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