CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) -- Seven airport security workers were fired after a man -- armed with nine knives, a can of Mace and a stun gun -- tried to board a United Airlines flight this past weekend. He managed to slip through a security checkpoint with most of his weapons.
The man, Suban Gurung, 27, was arrested Saturday night and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and attempting to board an aircraft with a weapon, both misdemeanor charges. Gurung, who said he was from Nepal, was released on bond and told to appear in court December 19.
A little later in the article:
Gurung listed the same West Hollywood Avenue apartment address in Chicago as Ayub Ali Khan, who is being held as a material witness in the September hijackings.
Now, why the hell would they release him? That's just messed up. I know we shouldn't be assuming all middle-easterners are terrorists, but can we at least assume the ones that are trying to board weapons and have apparent connections to other known terrorists are?