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Unconfirmed Terror Threats Have Not Stopped Metro Detroit Travelers

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Metro Airport (WWJ Photo/Beth Fisher)

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DETROIT (WWJ) – With unconfirmed terror threats against New York and Washington, how do travelers at Metro Airport feel about flying close to the anniversary of 9-11? WWJ’s Beth Fisher was at Detroit Metropolitan Airport to ask travelers how they felt about flying this weekend.

Catherine Lugbauer was flying home to Boston, and wasn’t concerned about it, even though she has heard about the threats.

She told WWJ that security is definitely stepped up at the McNamara terminal.

Lugbauer says she simply hopes that everything is taken care of. She says it may be safer now than any other time because of security.

And she may be right about that. More Homeland Security/TSA agents are on patrol at the airport, inside and outside the terminals.

Kevin Gordon of Boston is not concerned about flying even with the latest threat.

“I am a man of faith, and if it’s meant to be or if something is going to happen … but this is my job and I have to do it,” said Gordon.

Security is heightened in New York and Washington because of threats about a potential car bombing of bridges or tunnels.

Violinist Mary Bennaire who flew in from New York City, said she thinks about it: “I saw the Twin Towers go down, from my window in New Jersey, it was devastating, traumatic … it was a view that will stay in my mind for the rest of my life.”

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