Via Erick Erickson at The Resurgent, Homeland Security put an electronics ban into effect for all flights from the Middle East.
Suddenly and with little warning, the Department of Homeland Security has banned electronics from carry on baggage from over 12 airlines. Thirteen countries have been affected. They are all in Africa and the Middle East. The ban starts tomorrow and runs for 96 hours.
Cell phones will be allowed, but cameras, laptops, etc. will have to be in checked luggage.
Homeland Security will not comment, but given the sudden nature and insistence it seems they must have a credible threat.
It is unclear at this time where the threat, if there is one, may be coming from, but something this sudden, as Erick mentioned, seems to indicate a credible threat.
We’ll stay on top of this story.