Here we go, we’re sure there will plenty of this dumb sh*t over the next few months…SMH
“My name is bin Laden, and I have a bomb in my bag.”
A Yonkers man with a thin build and gray beard uttered those ominous words to an Air France ticket agent at JFK Airport on Friday night – but it took dawdling security screeners 40 minutes before they finally called cops, furious law enforcement sources told The Post on Tuesday.
By then, the luggage belonging to boozed-up suspect Christian Boncorps, 61, was already aboard a Paris-bound jet that he had planned to get on, the sources said.
The incident began around 10:20 p.m. when Boncorps showed up drunk at the Air France ticket counter to get his boarding pass, sources said.
An Air France reservation clerk asked Boncorps what he had in his bag, thinking he might be tyring to smuggle more booze aboard, one source said.
That’s when the irked Boncorps made his comment about the now-dead terror chief Osama bin, Laden, the source said.
But instead of calling Port Authority cops immediately, the clerk escorted Boncorps to a TSA screening site, where workers then simply put Boncorps through standard pre-flight screening procedures.
Port Authority President Paul Nunziato was pissed:
“We got lucky that this passenger wasn’t a serious threat,” he said.
“Countless lives were placed in jeopardy by the TSA”s failure to follow its own security protocols. If the statements made by the passenger warranted calling the police, then that call must be made immediately and before the passenger entered the screening point.”
“Simply put, the public expects and deserves more,” he said. “These policies were created to ensure safe travel for all passengers. Security policies cannot be selectively applied.”
How are they gonna let something like this slide a day after we killed Bin Laden and security is on high alert?!?!? And THESE are the people that are supposed to protect us??? We’re in big trouble…