TEL AVIV (May. 25)
The man who was killed when an explosive went off in a suitcase at Ben Gurion Airport today has been identified as a Dutch national, Hugo Mueller, 30, who was carrying the lethal baggage. Mueller arrived aboard an Austrian Airlines plane from Vienna. The airline claimed that both he and his baggage had been thoroughly searched at Schwechat Airport. The other person killed in the explosion was identified by police late today as Micki Ben Ishai, a woman security officer.
Late today police provided details on what had occurred. They said Mueller had been spotted by Ms. Ben Ishai acting in a suspicious manner while holding one suitcase and waiting for others to arrive. He was taken to a special inspection room adjoining the arrival hall and as the suitcase was being opened it exploded killing Mueller and Ms. Ben Ishai and seriously wounding another security officer. The other injuries were the result of flying pieces of glass or shock.