Norfolk airport has a "Boston" (harmless terror event)

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    Norfolk airport has a "Boston" (harmless terror event)

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    Mist-spewing suitcase shuts down Norfolk airport terminal
    By AMY COUTEE, The Virginian-Pilot
    March 11, 2007



    NORFOLK - A suitcase that was emitting vapor forced officials to shut down part of the Norfolk International Airport for three hours Saturday.

    At 1:30 p.m. a baggage handler noticed a mist coming out of an unattended piece of luggage in the baggage claim area. Security officials couldn't find the bag's owner, cleared the arrivals terminal and called State Police and the city Fire Department.

    As people waited outside, passengers were given their luggage as they got off their planes.

    Bomb technicians found an aerosol can inside the bag that had malfunctioned, causing the strange emission.

    The airport was re-opened at 4:30 p.m.

    "I don't remember us ever having to close that area of the building for that length of time," said Wayne Shank, deputy executive director of the Norfolk Airport Authority, who has worked with the airport for 35 years.

    The owner picked up the bag later in the day from airport police.
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    Oh my - the dreaded ''Body-odor-be-gone" - lethal escaping fumes!

    Guess these days can't be too careful tho. Bet the owner had left cap off and something had depressed the nozzle.
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    There are a few dangerous vapors (colorless, odorless) that could certainly be placed into a device in a crowded area (subway, hallway of a major airport, stadium at a sporting event). They're right to have been cautious.

    Anyone who has flown for some time has had that little tube or bottle of something spew over a few sets of clothes. You'd think folks would understand about aerosol cans. Dumb as a bag o' hammers, sometimes.
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    You guys would be surprised (or maybe not) at the stuff your friendly neighborhood Bomb Tech finds/destroys!

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    Details, rstickle, details!
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