Janet Napolitano will be pleased to know that the system worked again when a second Nigerian man was taken into custody after locking himself in the bathroom of a plane in Detroit. This was the same flight that was almost blown up on Christmas Day.
According to reports, the Christmas Day bomber locked himself in the bathroom for about 20 minutes before he came back to his seat and ignited the explosive.
Janet Napolitano said that there was no indication that the Christmas Day terrorist attack was part of a larger plot. She would be wise to wait and find out if this second man had any connections to Abdulmutallab before she repeats that line.
Update: More from Fox News:
Police have arrested a Nigerian man who reportedly became verbally disruptive and barricaded himself in the bathroom of a Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines flight on Sunday.
Several police vehicles and a police command unit have surrounded a plane at Detroit’s Metro Airport, after the pilot of a Detroit-bound Northwest Airlines flight requested emergency help.
Two sources tell Fox News that the suspect boarded a plan in Lagos with no baggage, and said the FBI has already sent an email alert to other federal agencies notifying them of the incident.
The source said the man taken into custody at the Detroit airport was a Nigerian man in his 30s. Federal officials know who the suspect is, but won’t provide any more details. He allegedly barricaded himself in the plane’s bathroom for an hour.
The man said he was sick. I’m not inclined to believe him. He didn’t have any luggage, just like Abdulmutallab. He was on Northwest flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit, just like Abdulmutallab. What a coincidence.