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Pennsylvania Man Indicted for Attempting to Board Plane with Explosives

On August 23, 2012, a federal grand jury in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, returned an indictment against Joseph Picklo, charging him with possessing an explosive in an airport and carrying an explosive on an aircraft.  On March 29, 2012,  Mr. Picklo, of Dallas, PA, arrived at the Philadelphia International Airport, and allegedly attempted to pass through security screening with explosives in his carry-on backpack.  Airport security officials searched his backpack and confiscated two M80-style fireworks, flash-powder in a concealed container, a lighting wick, and a flammable lighter.  Mr. Picklo was subsequently arrested.

The investigation has been worked jointly with the ATF and FBI.

Note:  Indictments, informations, and criminal complaints are only accusations by the Government. All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.