Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Miami International Airport stopped a passenger on his way to Barbados attempting to sneak a snake on a plane on Sunday.
TSA agents say the passenger tried to “artfully conceal the snake inside the electronics of a hard drive, which was placed in a checked bag”.
The ‘organic mass’ was detected by baggage screening and then a TSA bomb expert was called to investigate the inside of the electronic component where the baby Python was found.
Shares of United Airlines (UAL) were down as much as 4.3% in trading on Tuesday after video surfaced Monday of a passenger being forcibly removed from a flight over the weekend.
The video went viral on social media on Monday, though shares of the airline actually rose to start the week, giving markets a temporary understanding that the company had dodged a major financial hit from the controversy.
A third victim in Sunday's tragic accident in Tobago has died.
Quincy Daniel passed at the Scarborough General Hospital Monday morning, according to a Facebook post by his sister.
Daniel was in a vehicle with the two other victims Keylon Chapman of Belmont Road Mason Hall Tobago, and Trevaughn Noray of Moriah, who both died on the scene.
Police say Chapman, the driver, last control of the vehicle and struck an electricity pole on the Claude Noel Highway around 4.15 Sunday morning.
Police are desperately trying to trace a Good Samaritan who leaped onto the train tracks at Tottenham Court Road Underground station in London on Tuesday, to save a man who was taken ill and fell off the platform.
The 47-year-old man was standing on a northbound Northern Line platform when he suddenly became unwell and fell onto the live tracks.
Pictures show the bystander jumping onto the rails and pulling him safely back onto the platform during the incident which occurred just before 5pm.