'Shoe bomb' attempt on US plane

2010-04-08 02:40:34

A man has been detained after he tried to set fire to his shoes on a US flight, reports say. The man was subdued on United flight 663 from Washington Reagan airport to Denver, ABC news reported.

While the presence of explosives has not been confirmed, reports are referring to the incident as a "shoe bomb attempt".

AN ABC report identified the suspect as a Qatari diplomat stationed at the country's Washington embassy.  (BBC) 

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