Science fair project causes Omaha terminal to be evacuated

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    A "suspicious" :rolleyes: item in a carryon resulted in the evacuation & search of a terminal at the Omaha airport.

    CTPost: Science project closes Omaha airport terminal

    And this:

    I can only assume from reading this that prior to the "abundance of caution", the mental lightweights in cheap blue shirts simply let the guy with the "suspicious" object continue into the sterile area. Otherwise why was it necessary to evacuate and search the terminal?
     
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  2. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Too funny.:rolleyes: I hope it was the trip home from the science fair. Those are some great photos. What. a. mess!
     
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  4. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    What an absolute joke! The few terrorists there are out there, in some far off country are laughing their asses off. I can hear them now, "Look at the stupid Americans, we have them scared of their own shadow!" LulzSec didn't get this much free entertainment or ROI, who can beat 10 years of this kind of ROI?!
     
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  5. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    The good news however is that no children or old folks were molested while the terminal was shut down.
     
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  6. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Wonder how many screeners were peeing their pants when this was found....
     
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  7. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    No, but they got to molest everybody twice!
     
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  8. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    Looks like a few of the clerks had to put their donuts down, and walk around the terminal! :rolleyes:
     
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  9. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    So that's two benefits courtesy of Science Guy -- nobody groped in the interim & the clerks get to work off some lard. :)
     
  10. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Sounds like bonus day for the TSA!
     
  11. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    Sounds like some bonus T&A for TSA...
     
  12. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

  13. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    More details ...

    Physics Central: Physics apparatus that mimics medical device may be behind airport shutdown

    So in other words, it does the same thing as the little thingy that my physical therapists kept sticking on my finger. I should have called a bomb squad. :)
     
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