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Dutch authorities: Underwear bomber did not contact accomplices in Schiphol Airport

Although the statements are not (yet) definiteve, since the investigation is till running, Dutch authorities are already denying that the underwear bomber had contact with possible accomplices at Schiphol Airport. The Dutch media have been absolutely silent about the 'sharp-dressed man' as reported by Kurt Haskell and his wife so this comes as no surprise.

Here's my translation of a press report that was just released by ANP (a large Dutch press agency).

'Nigerian already in possesion of explosives'

HAARLEM - The Nigerian man who tried to commit a terrorist attack on Christmas Day in an airplane flying from Schiphol to Detroit, is thought to have been carrying the explosives already when he arrived on Schiphol on a flight from Lagos (Nigeria).

So far it's thought that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab did not have any contact with possible accomplices in the Dutch airport. (emphasis mine)

The Public Proscecutor in Haarlem stated that these are the provisional results of the investigation of the Military and National Police.