Can of Hair Spray Causes Bomb Scare at MIA, Update: Actually, It Was a Bullet Part
NBCMiami reports that the scare went down today at about 11:30 a.m while workers were unloading luggage from the Boston-born plane. The explosion was so powerful it caused a splinter from the luggage to become lodged in the show of a worker. Though, no one was seriously injured.
The tarmac was closed, and the bomb squad searched the plane for other potential explosive. None were found. No one has been arrested or questioned in the incident.
Aerosol cans are banned in carry-on luggage as changes in air pressure can cause the can to explode, but this can was in a checked bag.
Update: Turns out that the item that caused the mini-explosion wasn't a can of hair spray after all, but actually a bullet part. Hundreds of bullet primers were found in the bag. These are the part of the bullet that sets off the initial propulsion. WSVN reports that the bag's owner, an unidentified 37-year-old man, has been arrested. No word on whether there was something intentional at play, or the man just made an odd packing choice.
[NBCMiami: Can of Hairspray Styles Bomb Scare at Miami Airport]
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