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08/13/02

Airport Bomb Scare

 

Debris from the destruction of the package.

Authorities evacuated the lower level of Savannah International Airport in response reports of a suspected explosive device. The Chatham County Bomb Squad arrived just before 3pm, securing the area while investigating.

Witnesses near the scene on the outside of the airport reported a loud noise around 3:30pm, which officials have confirmed was the bomb squad destroying the suspicious package with a pneumatic device.

The package, a PVC tube left unattended outside the lower level of the airport, turned out to contain a fishing rod.

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