Logan Airport Security Scare is False Alarm
By Mimi Li
Epoch Times Staff
Created: Nov 23, 2010 Last Updated: Nov 23, 2010
Logan Airport threat alert due to two suspicious bags bound for Nigeria was a false alarm, officials said Tuesday.
According to the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), which operates Logan International Airport in Boston, a TSA K-9 team detected a possible threat during cargo screening at 12:30 p.m., prompting an evacuation of a cargo building.
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Massachusetts state police were called to the airport and its bomb squad concluded at 3 p.m. that the packages were not a threat. The bags were filled with bedding and other fabrics, according to the Boston Globe.
There was no word on why the bomb-detecting K-9 unit flagged the packages as suspicious.
Massport spokesman Phil Orlandella told the Boston Globe that airport traffic was not affected by the evacuation or security alert.
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