US To Ban Laptops On Incoming Flights?

Laptop computers will be banned in the cabins of all flights from Europe to the United States, according to a report in The Daily Beast. The Department of Homeland Security will make the announcement on Thursday, according to European security officials cited in the report. 

"Initially a ban on laptops and tablets was applied only to U.S.-bound flights from 10 airports in North Africa and the Middle East. The ban was based on U.S. fears that terrorists have found a way to convert laptops into bombs capable of bringing down an airplane. It is unclear if the European ban will also apply to tablets," reported The Daily Beast.

DHS said in a statement to The Daily Beast:

“No final decisions have been made on expanding the restriction on large electronic devices in aircraft cabins; however, it is under consideration. DHS continues to evaluate the threat environment and will make changes when necessary to keep air travelers safe.”

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