Department of Homeland Security raises shoe bomb concern with airports

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by CBS NEWS

KMOV.com

Posted on February 19, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 20 at 12:01 AM

 The Department of Homeland Security has in the last 12 hours has put out an advisory to airlines to be aware of new chatter about explosives in shoes.

While not a new threat, there is a renewed threat stream about terrorists attempting to carry explosives in shoes. Officials tell CBS News no direct threat has been made, but the chatter was enough to cause feds to issue a warning to airlines and security officials worldwide for America-bound flights.

Increased security is likely in terms of more pat downs and checks of shoes.

DHS says the alert was put out under an “abundance of caution.”

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