Ya can’t make this stuff up, part 2
Canadians can now mention bombs, guns at airports
OTTAWA (Reuters) – Air travelers in Canada who make comments about bombs and guns will from now on only be arrested if it is clear they are making a serious threat, officials said on Wednesday.
The Canadian Air Transport Safety Authority, trying to clamp down on screeners who alert police every time they hear alarming words, has issued a bulletin urging staff to show more discretion.
A person who announces “You better look through my suitcase carefully, because there’s a bomb in there,” “I am going to set fire to this airplane with this blowtorch” or “The man in seat 32F has a machine gun” will still be arrested.</em>