Dutch, U.S. authorities investigating needles in airline sandwiches
Delta Air Lines says needles were found in sandwiches on four flights out of Amsterdam.
July 17th, 2012
12:14 PM ET

Dutch, U.S. authorities investigating needles in airline sandwiches

Dutch authorities have joined the FBI in conducting criminal investigations into the discovery of needles in six sandwiches aboard four Delta Air Lines flights from Amsterdam to the United States, a military police spokesman in the Netherlands said Tuesday.

One person was injured when he bit into a sandwich containing a needle, Delta and Dutch officials said.

That passenger, James Tonjes, said he thought the object was a toothpick at first.

"When I pulled it out, then I found out it was a needle," he said Tuesday.

Tonjes said he has been placed on medication to prevent HIV.

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  1. Jim Brieske

    Philip are you out there?

    July 17, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • BOMBO ©

      Yes. Philip is certainly "out there."

      Sorry Philip, I couldn't resist. It was a great straight line. It's like playing tennis or badminton or volleyball, and the ball just hangs there perfectly, and you've just got to smash it.

      July 17, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • WhiteKong78

      I wish you would smash it.

      July 17, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tomharkins

    If you find him Jim, let me know. That SOB put out alot of crap on the web about me when I was posting as tomcat.

    July 17, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Dott

    Guess they did no pay the sandwich makers enough money. Why aren't camera's set up to monitor what they are doing to food. Could just as easily spit in them. I will take my food when I travel. That is if they don't take it from me as a security risk.

    July 18, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. drap ™

    I guess a bag of peanuts should suffice... .

    July 20, 2012 at 4:07 am | Report abuse | Reply
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