1992 again: Confirmed.
Via the Jawa Report blog, from South Carolina:GOOSE CREEK (WIS) - Authorities demolished a suspicious item found in a car that led police to close a highway outside Charleston Saturday night.
WIS News 10 spoke with officials at the Berkeley County Detention Center who said 24-year-old Ahmed Mohamed and 21-year-old Yousef Megahed, the occupants of the car, are still in police custody.
So far they have only been charged with possession of explosive devices, but the FBI is working to see if more crimes have been committed.
The Berkeley County Sheriff's Department tells WIS News 10 the two men are not US citizens.
From Reuters:"There's no (terrorism link) that we've identified at this point," FBI spokesman Richard Kolko told Reuters.
"They got pulled over and had just enough suspicious things to warrant investigation. We don't think there's that much to it. They had some materials to make some pretty good-sized homemade fireworks but not bomb stuff."
No charges were filed in the case...
Yessir, Mister FBI man, we'll go along. This is just a couple of fine upstanding young Middle Eastern ENGINEERING STUDENTS with good old Quaker names, just out for a jolly time with a trunk full of fireworks. Why, I used to work with engineering students, and fondly recall how every Friday they would say "Hey fellas, let's all drive down to the nearest military base that stores nuclear weapons and has a jail holding enemy soldiers, and scare the crap out of them with heavy explosives!" A fine student lark, merry hi-jinks indeed.
Interestingly, this story seems to have been yanked down at Lucianne.com, which was covering it with the usual diligence until an hour ago. Might be a technical glitch, or something worse.