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a person trained by the government in hijacking and terrorist tactics who (for security reasons) is a passenger aboard an airline flight

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As I watched the lead tactics instructor give our debriefing, I thought about a class we had been given weeks earlier on the history of the air marshals.
Non-Stop'' PG-13 -- Liam Neeson saves the day yet again, this time as an air marshal.
Air Marshal Muhammad Jamshed Khan was commissioned in Pakistan Air Force on April 1979 in GD (P) Branch; during his which career, he has commanded a Fighter Squadron, a Fighter Wing and an Operational Air Base.
The PVSM has been conferred on Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retired), Air Marshal Simha Kutty Varthaman (Retired), Air Marshal Satish Pal Singh (Retired), Air Marshal Arup Raha, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Air Command, Air Marshal Rajinder Singh, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Training Command, Air Marshal Jagdish Chandra Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Maintenance Command respectively.
CBS News and ProPublica reported dozens of air marshals charged with crimes ranging from smuggling drugs past airport security to aiding a human trafficking ring to solicitation to commit murder.
According to the affidavit, the air marshals took custody of the laptop and the boots, placed them at the rear of the plane and built a bunker around these items to dampen the effects of any potential explosion.
Egyptian security sources said that air marshals "easily" got a grip of the hijacker adding that he later turned out to be intoxicated.
Of course, the human rights do-gooders will be up in arms, but have they protested much about the Air Marshals, or is shooting someone in economy class different from shooting them on the high seas?
Because the number of air marshals is less than the number of daily flights, FAMS's operational approach is to assign air marshals to selected flights it deems high risk--such as the nonstop, long-distance flights targeted on September 11, 2001.
A US law enforcement official told the ABC News website: "We're afraid someone in the back is going to mix something or light something up, so air marshals are being placed strategically through the plane.
A programme at the United States Federal Air Marshal Service's training centre in Atlantic City, New Jersey saw 18 Chinese air marshals complete two weeks of training on 22 September.
Thus it is, to say the least, unsettling to know that "watch lists" compiled by the federal air marshals service are built on the quota system--meaning that the names of thousands of innocent U.
Armed, undercover federal air marshals have been deployed to Metrolink trains and stations as part of a trial program to use officers on ground transportation systems, officials said Wednesday.
The passenger, identified as Rigoberto Alpizar, indicated that there was a bomb in his bag and was confronted by air marshals but ran off the aircraft, Mr Doyle said.
The passenger indicated there was a bomb in his bag and was confronted by air marshals but ran off the aircraft, Doyle said.