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Archive for November 29th, 2008

Ex-FBI Agent Talks About Use of Torture To Get Info

Man Impersonates a Federal Agent to Bypass Security At Logan Airport

Every breach of airport security gives this country a collective chill. Here’s the latest.

By Laurel J. Sweet
Boston Herald
BOSTON — A part-time harbormaster accused of impersonating a federal agent and pulling off a terrifying breach of post-9/11 security at Logan International Airport was “an isolated incident,” according to the Transportation Security Administration.
The episode is alleged to have happened on Jan. 1, 2007, but Stephen Grant, 48, of Rockland, was not criminally charged until Tuesday while investigators sorted out how he managed to board an American Airlines [AMR] flight from Boston to San Diego, waved past normal security channels.
Ann Davis, Boston spokeswoman for the TSA, yesterday declined to discuss Grant’s case, citing the “ongoing investigation.”
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