UPS package from Yemen to Chicago timed to blow up cargo plane over Eastern seaboard

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  1. cheryl

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    UPS package from Yemen to Chicago timed to blow up cargo plane over Eastern seaboard: Scotland Yard - NY Daily News

    At least one of the Yemeni package bombs discovered last month was timed to blow a cargo plane out of the sky over the Eastern seaboard, British officials said Wednesday.

    The bomb, found in England in the hold of a UPS jet already cleared for takeoff to Philadelphia, was addressed to a synagogue in Chicago and hooked up to a cellphone alarm.

    A French minister made headlines recently when he said the bomb was defused just 17 minutes before it was due to explode, but security officials in Britain and Washington suggested that was hyperbole.