This is breaking news.
Abdul Mudallad is the name of the Nigerian passenger who was traveling by the Northwest airlines and when the plane landed in Detroit, he tried to blow it up by lighting some incendiary device.
At this time it is not known exactly what type of device it was but media is reporting that Abdul Mudallad was acting on behalf of Al Quaida.
Republican King reported that the flight began in Nigeria and went through Amsterdam en route to Detroit.
This was clearly aimed as a Christmas Day attack which failed not because of any intelligence win but because of bad luck. Also some passengers sitting behind the alleged operator pounced on him before he could go at it again.
Because of the ongoing investigation, details are hard to come by. If you know anything please post below.