Namibia 'Bomb' Just a Security Test: Germany

Suspicious suitcase contained a prop, not explosives
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2010 8:02 AM CST
A police vehicle passes the departures hall at Windhoek's Hosea Kutako International Airport Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010.   (AP Photo/Francois Poolman)
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(Newser) – The suspicious device found aboard a Namibian flight bound for Germany was a harmless fake designed to test local security, German authorities said today. “It is a so-called ‘real test suitcase’ from a US company,” Germany’s interior minister told Reuters. “This company produces alarm and detection systems, and these test suitcases are made to test security measures.” The suspect suitcase held batteries, a watch, and a detonator, but no actual explosives, meaning passengers were never in any danger, he said.

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