Federal Homeland Security officials have raised the threat level to its highest tier for all flights coming into the United States from the United Kingdom. This, in the wake of the discovery of a terrorist plot to sneak liquid explosives onto U.S. airliners. All other flights, including domestic and from countries other than the U.K., have been placed on an increased threat level. While there are no U.K. flights in and out of Missouri, State Public Safety Director Mark James says passengers flying out of airports in this state are being told they cannot carry on any liquids or gels. James says travelers can expect delays at this state’s airports and adds the only request for state help has come from Kansas City. James says he has no idea how long this increased threat level might last.
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