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Feds warn of possible threat to flights to Russia

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Competition has begun in Sochi as a new terror threat was issued. The U.S. warned airlines flying into Russia of an explosive threat.

New information emerges that terrorists may try to attack planes using items most passengers have in their luggage. Could terror come to Sochi in something as common as toothpaste? That's a concern of intelligence officials who warn terrorists may use toothpaste.

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney led the winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

“It's a grave concern to hear a report of this nature,” said Romney.

Russian transportation officials banned liquids on carry-ons on airplanes but toothpaste, something everyone has.

“What is the airline to do or TSA or passengers with regards to toothpaste? Are we going to restrict tubes or cosmetics in flights towards Russia?” said Romney.

Vladimir Putin said the Boston marathon bombing was justification for intense security at the games. The Tsarnaev brothers grew up a couple hundred miles from Sochi. Putin assured athletes security is 100% ready, though not everyone is sure.

The Obama administration has not said it's not safe to travel to Russia.

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