DHS warns airlines over potential shoe bomb threat

DHS warns airlines over potential shoe bomb threat

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A security official confirmed to Fox News on Wednesday that it issued a bulletin to airlines this week urging them to use explosive trace detection swabs on shoes, citing "very recent intelligence" that it is considering credible.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security also confirmed Wednesday that it continues to share "relevant threat information" with U.S. airlines, referring to reports that surfaced of a potential shoe bombing threat could impact inbound U.S. flights from overseas.

"Out of an abundance of caution, DHS regularly shares ... with domestic and international partners relevant threat information as we work to meet our mission of keeping the traveling public safe," a safety official said.

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