U.K. Official: Device Could Have Exploded

U.K. officials discovered that a toner cartridge on the plane had been manipulated and found wires attached to it and white powder. CBS

British Home Secretary Theresa May confirmed today that the device found at England's East Midlands Airport - one of several suspect packages discovered Friday - was viable and could have exploded.

May also said there is no information indicating another attack is imminent.

May told journalists on Saturday that Britain would nevertheless not be increasing its terror threat level, which currently stands at severe, meaning that a terror attack is highly likely.

The U.K. has banned the movement of all unaccompanied air freight originating from Yemen.

The announcement further restricts the movement of people and cargo from Yemen.

Direct air freight and passenger links were severed in January following the Christmas Day attack on Detroit-bound jet.


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