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Police X-raying packages at Louisville airport for possible explosives
WHAS 11 ^ | November 30, 2010 | staff

Posted on 11/30/2010 7:57:29 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Authorities say they are checking packages at Louisville International Airport where a dog trained to sniff for explosives reacted to a pallet at a remote cargo facility.

Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Sari Koshetz says after the dog alerted officers at around 7 p.m. Tuesday, the facility was evacuated and explosives experts were brought in. She says the airport closed one runway as a precaution.

Louisville police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley says a bomb squad was X-raying packages.

The animals are trained to signal if they believe they detect explosives, but officials note an alert can be given for materials that aren't dangerous.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Kentucky; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: airport; bomb; evacuation; explosives
The FBI and TSA are working with the Louisville PD to investigate the situation. The article does not say which part of the airport this was found in, but one of the largest UPS hubs in the country is located at Louisville International.
1 posted on 11/30/2010 7:57:32 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson
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To: SLB; skinkinthegrass

Here’s a little info on the situation going on at the airport in Louisville. I first saw it on the ticker at the bottom of the screen while flipping through the channels a few minutes ago.


2 posted on 11/30/2010 8:00:34 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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Police X-raying packages at Louisville airport for possible explosives

Geez, 1st it was the TSA X-Raying and groping packages,,,,,,, so now the police gotta get in on the act too.

3 posted on 11/30/2010 8:10:03 PM PST by umgud
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To: umgud

LOL! Wrong packages. ;-)


4 posted on 11/30/2010 8:11:34 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: Stonewall Jackson
Just saw on the news that the FBI has given the all-clear. Apparently it was a false alarm. The explosive dogs sometimes get a false-positive, but with the recent Al-Qaeda mail bomb attempts, they were playing it safe.

Personally, I'd rather have to wait an hour or two while they checked a suspicious package than have said package detonate five feet beneath my seat at 30,000 feet.

5 posted on 11/30/2010 8:21:24 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: Stonewall Jackson

I thought ALgore was from Tennessee.


6 posted on 11/30/2010 10:35:37 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (0bama thought he'd find "common ground" on 0bamaCare because of ROMNEYCARE!)
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To: Uncle Miltie; Stonewall Jackson; IMissPresidentReagan; CourtneyLeigh; Just Kimberly; Knuckrider; ...
I thought ALgore was from Tennessee.

Ewwww!
....can't won't touch that (not even T(r)ipper... :D

thanks, for the ping. Stonewall

A Kentucky Ping.

...for those interested.


7 posted on 12/01/2010 9:12:16 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Imam Zer0: DeathCARE, Is my only "health" plan....to hell w/ free enterprise system :^)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

Probably bottle rockets.


8 posted on 12/01/2010 12:07:13 PM PST by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Stonewall Jackson
"Personally, I'd rather have to wait an hour or two while they checked a suspicious package than have said package detonate five feet beneath my seat at 30,000 feet. "
I have to wonder whether all this crap going on is to cow the people and normalize what before we'd consider an outrage. You wanna be x-rayed or groped? ;-(
9 posted on 12/01/2010 7:49:03 PM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Tunehead54

Nope, but if a bomb dog hits on a package I’d rather they check it out than say “Oh, it’s probably nothing”.


10 posted on 12/01/2010 9:03:22 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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