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Amanda Knox

Heavy Security Plans

For U.S. Arrival

10/4/2011 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Amanda Knox
and her family will be arriving in Seattle in the next few hours ... and TMZ has learned multiple security agencies, including U.S. Customs and the TSA are working together to execute a safety plan.

TMZ spoke with Port of Seattle Police spokesman Perry Cooper -- who tells us the Knox family contacted authorities to ask for the extra help ... and also to request a media area be set up so  they can make a statement once the family touches down.

Amanda has been locked up in an Italian prison since 2007 -- when she was first suspected of killing her roommate, Meredith Kercher.  Knox was cleared of the murder yesterday -- and she was immediately released from custody.

Cooper tells us the TSA, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, Airport Police and the Port of Seattle Police will all take part in the security effort.

Cooper notes that while the safety of the Knox family is important, officials believe the main concern is keeping the entire airport secure.

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1.

moe l.    

Incredible...lies and changes her story 4 times, then tries to blame a perfectly innocent bartender and then gets off?!?!? I hope she buys a lottery ticket. Too bad for the Kercher family who now has to watch the murderer go free and make lots of money.

1113 days ago
2.

who dat    

This family needs to get over itself. They are getting drunk on the publicity. Amanda is not in any danger in the U.S. unless of course she kills someone else. The press needs to ask her why her footprint was (detected) in the blood at the crime scene. Not sayin she killed her, but she was there, no doubt.

1113 days ago
3.

Barbara    

I am happy she is free and home, but why the security needed.

1113 days ago
4.

tyrishia cook    

4 long hard years in prison in Italy...I'm glad she going back home with her family...there will be a lot celebrating and catching up to do...I know she over-joyed with happiness that this nightmare is over..i know she will enjoy her first Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday this year with her..Thank you Father God for bringing an innocent back home with her family where she belongs...Amen!

1113 days ago
5.

BarrysConspiracyWorld    

Moe, it seemed to be a very shaky case made by an over zealous prosecutor. CNN makes her out to be completely innocent. Then again, CNN will tell you that terrorists were behind 911.

1113 days ago
6.

bring back recent posts    

...she is on British Airways Flt 49...delayed 7 mins leaving gate..but will arrive approx 4 hrs 10 mins from now.lmao...that family needs the $'s for sure with all they have spent the past 4 years....Knox family will make over a million for sure..and good for them..wonder which agent got her?

1113 days ago
7.

USA    

Real message in the good ole US of A is that you have to either murder someone or be acquitted of murdering your child in order to get any press.. Positive news never sells.. it's no wonder the crime rate.

1113 days ago
8.

zannadoo    

It's her fault that girl is dead.

1113 days ago
9.

CountryGal    

She was there the night that poor girl was murdered. She knows EXACTLY what happened. This is insane. A bunch of cry baby liberals made a stink and now she's free to come home. Morons!

1113 days ago
10.

en Todo Momento!!    

can you say: 'four year vacation from hell'???! by golly, no thank you!!

1113 days ago
11.

eve from eden    

Another murderous little pervert waltzing away in america > land of hodogs. Maybe and hopefully someone from Italy will come to usa and kill her like she did that poor girl. She died because she didnt want to lick the crotch of knox.

1113 days ago
12.

Toni    

Finally justice prevails. If u r in doubt please read american author Douglas Preston & his last chapter in monster of florence. Eye opening insight into Italian Justice System & prosecuter Guilano Mignini.

1113 days ago
13.

HRH Prince Michael    

Yet ANOTHER, spoiled rich kid has the resources (read: Mommy and Daddy's money)to cunningly and craftily cir***vent
earthly "Justice". Now, comes the book, T.V., and movie deals, while, the victim's family receives a life-time of
heartache?
Believe: DIVINE Justice, ALWAYS prevails.

1113 days ago
14.

Nicole     

Yes!
I can't wait to hear what she says after all she and her family have suffered.

1113 days ago
15.

Leslie Stokes    

The hounding press are making the security necessary,let them foot the bill.A few days from now she will be wanting a nice quiet place to reflect and relax.She has been through hell the last four years...she is walking into another hell.Leave her alone!

1113 days ago
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