Soldier Facing Airport Explosives Charge


A member of the U.S. military, stationed at Fort Bragg, has been charged with trying to bring explosives onto an airplane. Various news sources have identified Trey Scott Atwater, 30, as the person arrested at the airport in Midland, Texas, after a security screener spotted something in his carry-on bag. An unidentified type of military grade explosive was removed from the bag and taken by authorities. Atwater’s rank and branch of the military were not immediately released.

Initial reports suggested the explosives were left in Atwater’s bag by accident, but later stories confirming the charges did not include that reference. Atwater was apparently in Midland visiting relatives and it’s not clear if the explosives were making a round trip or whether they were obtained by Atwater while he was in Texas. More details are expected after Atwater appears in court on Tuesday.