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Mousetrap Snares Baggage Screeners

January 14, 2003

A section of the Tampa airport was evacuated after baggage screeners spotted a "very, very suspicious" object on an X-ray monitor. It turned out to be a mousetrap inside a coffee can.

The ticketing area was evacuated for about 45 minutes and several flights were delayed briefly. A bomb squad used a robot to remove the object.

Airport spokeswoman Brenda Geoghagan said airport police and Transportation Security Administration officials were talking with the bag's owner.

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