Law & Order

Season 20 Episode 19


Aired Monday 10:00 PM May 03, 2010 on NBC



  • Allusions

    • TSA Agent: This airport is a hard target! All it takes is one operative with explosives in his underwear to get through, and we're screwed!

      On December 25 2009, terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 by detonating explosives hidden in his underwear. The explosives did not detonate properly, Abdulmutallab was subdued by passengers and flight crew members, and the plane landed safely in Michigan. Abdulmutallab was severely burned in the incident and two passengers also suffered minor injuries. At the time this episode aired, Abdulmutallab was awaiting trial on six criminal charges, including attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempted murder.