Threat Prompts Baggage Search Aboard Air Force One
Saturday, November 20th 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
The Secret Service, responding to a
threat, asked people traveling with President Clinton on Air Force
One today to inspect their belongings for "anything suspicious."
Apparently nothing untoward was found aboard the flight from
Athens, Greece, to Pisa, Italy. Clinton took a helicopter from
there to Florence.
White House press secretary Joe Lockhart said "there was a
threat," but he would not elaborate about the threat or security
measures taken in response.
During the flight, the head of the president's Secret Service
detail, Larry Cockell, took the highly unusual step of asking all
aboard to check their carryon bags for "anything suspicious."