Green Beret says he didn’t know explosives were in bag, complaint says.

Image: DoD Media An Army Green Beret charged with trying…

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An Army Green Beret charged with trying to take explosives on an American Airlines flight over the weekend told investigators he didn’t realize he had C-4 in his carry-on bag, according to a criminal complaint.

Trey Scott Atwater, 30, waived an initial court hearing Tuesday and remains in jail. He was arrested Saturday after Transportation Security Administration screeners found the explosive material in his bag.

According to the complaint, Atwater told the FBI he is a demolitions expert with the Army’s 7th Special Forces Group and had recently returned from his third deployment to Afghanistan. Investigators said Atwater explained it was his practice to carry at least two blocks of C-4 explosives on any operation. He added that when he packed his bags to leave Afghanistan, he brought along the bag in question but “had no recollection of there being any C-4,” the court document said.

Source: Carol Cratty for CNN.

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  • VTGunner

    I wonder what else the commanders let these SF guys would out with?? C4 not a problem…AT-4 sure why not…hey don’t forget your M4 when you go home.

    I wonder what would happen if I tried that in my unit…

  • Matt in Oklahoma

    Stuff happens, aint the end of the world but it’s always made up to sounds like it