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Week 432
April 8, 2009

Editor's Note:

PoliceOne members and editors have noted the possibility that the stolen plane incident in today's news could have been a "test run" designed to monitor the response. What if that pilot was probing airspace security, not attempting suicide?

We want to hear your reactions to the incident. What types of potential pre-attack activity are you watching out for on a patrol? Post your comments to the article.

— Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor

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