Tom Leonard
The Daily Telegraph
December 28, 2009

[efoods]Mr Schuringa said he said he frisked the suspect and discovered his trousers were open and that he had a flaming object resembling a small, white shampoo bottle strapped to his left leg near his crotch.

“I pulled the object from him and tried to extinguish the fire with my hands and threw it away,” he told CNN.

Mr Schuringa said he patted out the fire with his hands and shouted for water.

As cabin crew arrived with fire extinguishers, the Dutchman hauled the suspect out of his seat and, restraining him in a choke lock, took him to the first class compartment.

All the while, Mr Abdulmatallab seemed dazed, he said. “He was staring into nothing.” When he got him into first class, Mr Schuringa pulled off his remaining clothes to check for further explosives and helped a crew member to handcuff him.

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