9/11 hijackers tested airport security before attacks, authorities ignored warnings

AFP Photo / Henny Ray Abrams

Months before they participated in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Al-Qaeda operatives were spotted and approached at a Boston airport, according to a new report, but concerns raised at the time were ignored by authorities.

AFP Photo / Henny Ray Abrams
AFP Photo / Henny Ray Abrams

The New York Post reported on Sunday this week that newly unveiled court papers show for the first time that at least three eyewitnesses reported observing suspicious activity at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts in 2001 that was later linked to the Al-Qaeda hijackers.

Paul Sperry wrote for the Post that the three witness accounts were never publically unveiled and were absent from the official 9/11 Commission report published in 2004. Nevertheless, those eyewitnesses told investigators that they saw and confronted Al-Qaeda hijacker Mohamed Atta, the man who is believed to have flown American Airlines Flight 11 into the World Trade Center’s north town more than 13 years ago.

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