By: Steve Dellar | 01-19-2018 | News
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CNBC Tried To Sneak A Fake Bomb Into Newark Airport

A film crew working for CNBC tried to sneak a fake bomb into Newark Airport in order to test the security there. In doing so, they hoped to film the ensuing panic.

The crew were part of a reality TV show called “Staten Island Hustle,” and got arrested at the New Jersey airport’s Terminal C as a realistic-looking bomb was found in their carry-on luggage.

The seven-member team was arrested by Port Authority cops after they admitted that their initial plan was to record the Transportation Security Administration’s reactions when they found the “bomb.”

A local source said: “The TSA bomb tech just happened to be at the checkpoint.”

“He quickly looked it over, said it was nothing and they were taken in.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This what stupid looks like. It could have caused a shooting or stampede injuring civilians. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Paul Nunziato (@PNunz865) <a href="">January 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The crew explained to police that they had hired a bomb engineer to craft the bogus device, who made it with a PVC pipe, various vacuum cleaner parts and a flexible hose.

A Newark TSA spokeswoman declared that the ‘bomb’ the crew carried “had all the markings of an improvised explosive device.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">TSA: 7 arrested at Newark Liberty for fake bomb <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NJTonight</a> <a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; News12NJ (@News12NJ) <a href="">January 19, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The FBI Was also called in, leading to an embarrassing situation for CNBC who released the following statement: "We are looking into the details of what happened as a matter of priority and are in contact with relevant authorities on the ground.”

“While this process is ongoing we are unable to comment further but in the meantime, we sincerely apologize for any disruption caused.”


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Liberal Media At Play No. 16472 2018-01-19 : 09:34

Caution Liberal Media Children At Play ..

All of the TV / flim crew now face FEDERAL / TSA Felony Bomb Hoax charges.

IF the Bomb expert had not been there to quickly eval the fake situaltion.

The TSA likely would have locked down every terminal, removed every already cleared waiting passenger, for a Recheck to do a airport sweep and recheck every passenger bag.

TSA checkpoint Terminal Security would have been justified in shooting them in case of a remote detenator situation and implanted terrorist helpers.

The Media idiots could have disrupted 100's of incoming and leaving flights nationwide.

If they were successful and broadcast the TSA inspection weakness, then they would have been helping local NJ/NYC terrorist.

PLUS it does not stop with the flim crew. The Assignment Editor had pre-knowledge and approved the stunt and the Stations FCC license it at risk of being pulled and the least a major fine.

There are so many charges they could be facing that it will take a team of lawyers a month to sort it out.

I am sure the ulitmate goal was to blame Trump in some way shape or manner.

Anonymous No. 16477 2018-01-19 : 10:12

Just as Q predicted

Mario No. 16488 2018-01-19 : 13:44

cnbc as a news channel is very much in question.

Bomb pranks ? WT?

Says a lot about their state of mind and evil intentions.

Sick ppl, very sick ppl.

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