Report: Kansas City airport terrorist travel hub

Screen-Shot-2014-07-26-at-11.46.08-AM.pngKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A report compiled when Kansas City was seeking federal terrorism and emergency response grants claims Kansas City International Airport is a hub for terrorist travel.

The Kansas City Star reports the Feb. 7 document prepared by Kansas City area emergency management officials seeking federal security grants was sent to the Department of Homeland Security to provide a threat picture for the Kansas City region. The report says KCI is a primary hub for known or suspected terrorist travel.

Kansas City Police Capt. Daniel Gates says he sent the report to the Federal Emergency Management Agency so FEMA could evaluate the region’s terrorism risk. Gates says the report shouldn’t create fear.

Mayer Nudell, a terrorism and security expert, says the report could have been amped up to win federal funds.

  • A_citizen_patriot

    If they puffed up the report shouldn’t they have to give that money back?

    • ???

      Where does it say they received any money?

  • Lefty54

    If terrorists came to Kansas City International airport they would die of boredom before they could do any damage.

  • Fly BY

    If you know much about how US air travel you would see that KC is a major layover point for Major Destinations……so its conceivable that lots of bad people fly thru KC

    • Lefty54

      I don’t agree with that at all. KCI was once a major hub for TWA, Braniff and Midwest Airlines but now isn’t a hub for anybody. Southwest is the major carrier but even they don’t consider Kansas City to be a hub. And based on passenger boardings, Kansas City is the 34th busiest airport.
      Kansas City isn’t a “major layover point for major destinations”.