An airline passenger with the words "suicide bomber" written in his journal was arrested when his plane arrived in San Jose, California, on Wednesday, but the words appeared to refer to music, the FBI said.

"A male was observed by his fellow passengers as having a journal and hand written on the journal were the words 'suicide bomber,'" FBI spokeswoman LaRae Quy said.

"That, combined with the fact that he was clutching a back pack and then finally he was acting a little suspiciously" prompted law enforcement to act.

Authorities boarded the plane and arrested the man on the Frontier Airlines plane on charges of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. But the words "suicide bomber" appeared related to music, the FBI spokeswoman said.

"Preliminary, what we believe is that that was the name of either a band or a song," Quy said. "At this point it does not appear to be terrorism related."
Okay, good, fine, wev. Alert (or irrationally paranoid, depending on what, exactly, was supposedly suspicious about this guy’s behavior) folks raised a flag; guy will probably be released no worse for the wear.

But who thinks an actual suicide bomber would carry around a journal advertising the fact? Come on.

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