Terrorists may use toiletries to smuggle explosives onto planes headed for Sochi

Airlines warned of possible toothpaste tube bombs ahead of Olympics

Washington (CNN) — The United States is advising airlines with direct flights serving Russia to be aware of the possibility that explosive materials could be concealed in toothpaste or cosmetic tubes, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said Wednesday night.

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Olympics on edge: Russians hunt terror suspect after new threat to Sochi Games

Image: A police officer walks at the Olympic Park in the Adler district of Sochi

Image: A police officer walks at the Olympic Park in the Adler district of Sochi     Alexander Demianchuk / Reuters

Security notice warns hotels in the Russian city to be on the lookout for a woman believed to be a terrorist who may be used for an attack inside the heavily fortified Olympic zone.

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