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Suspect charged in Texas airport explosives case

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - Authorities have charged a member of the U.S. military arrested after trying to go through a security checkpoint at a Texas airport with explosives in military-grade wrapping.

The FBI says the suspect is 30-year-old Trey Scott Atwater.

Atwater was stopped at Midland International Airport about 9 a.m. Saturday.

FBI spokesman Mike Martinez said Sunday that Atwater is at the Midland County jail and charged with trying to bring explosives onto an airplane.

He will remain in custody at least until his arraignment Tuesday.

Atwater and his family had been visiting relatives and were on their way back to his base in North Carolina. Atwater had a reservation on a Saturday flight to Dallas-Fort Worth.

It's unclear whether he was in military uniform or how many explosives were in the bag.

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