Green Beret Arrested Attempting To Bring Explosives On Airplane

By | January 1, 2012

Trey Scott Atwater of Hope Mills, NC was arrested Saturday morning attempting to bring explosives through security at Midland International Airport in Midland,TX.  Specifics of the incident were not released. CNN reports that:

Neither the FBI nor the TSA identified the explosives, though a Midland spokeswoman said the items were “wrapped in military grade wrapping” and are in the possession of the Midland Police Department.

“At no time was there any danger to the people at Midland International Airport or the community of Midland, Texas,” Morgan said.

The claim that there was no danger leads us to wonder whether this was some inactive armament, a momento perhaps, or accidentally in his baggage, rather than a device intended to cause harm.

An internet search reveals a Trey Atwater, a Green Beret originally from Midland, TX married with two children who served 3 tours in Afghanistan. confirms that the suspect is active military, without naming him.