LI airlines heighten security measures

Passengers face stricter security screenings at local and national airports Sunday after the Christmas Day attempted attack.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, of Nigeria, is accused of trying to bomb a Northwest Flight to Detroit. Secretary of Homeland Security says they are investigating why they were not aware that his reported radical beliefs would place him on the official terror watch list or no-fly list.

Travelers faced extra screening at checkpoints and some were forced to stay in their seats for the last hour of their flights. Former NYS Homeland Security Advisor Michael Balboni says a global security approach is needed. "What we lack is international, cooperative, uniform security standard, enormously difficult, enormously challenging, enormously important to get done."Congress is expected to hold hearings in January on the terror attempt.

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