Thursday, August 17, 2006

Suspicious liquids force evacuation **Updated**

Just to make damn sure NO ONE feels safe, even in the smallest airports:

A West Virginia airport terminal was evacuated Thursday after two bottles of liquid found in a woman's carry-on luggage twice tested positive for explosives, a Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman said.

Airport manager Larry Salyers said the bottles would be moved by robot to a remote area of the airport where officials would attempt to detonate them. National Guard and State Police explosive experts will conduct chemical field tests to determine what's inside them, he said.
Salyers said he was told the woman was 28-year-old native of Pakistan who had moved to Huntington from Jackson, Mich.

Robots always get the shit jobs. Of course, I'm going to follow-up on this piece after they determine what is in the bottles.

Updated 8/19: As I expected, No explosive residue was found.

Jeff Killeen, special agent with the FBI, said secondary tests were conducted on the bottles Friday -- also showing no explosives or explosive residue.

"The FBI does not consider the bottles or the owner of the bottles to be a danger," Killeen said.
When asked what kind of test were performed, Killeen had no comment.
"I am not a chemist," he said. "I am not going to divulge anything."


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