Ammo Caps Explode at Miami Airport

Bomb squad moves in as primer caps blow up when worker unloads bag
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Dec 29, 2010 1:20 AM CST
Miami-Dade County police officer T. Vu patrols Miami International Airport with his police dog Andorra.   (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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(Newser) – Hundreds of bullet detonation caps exploded in a passenger's luggage at Miami International Airport yesterday, triggering a terror scare. A 37-year-old man was arrested and charged with transportation of hazardous materials after the caps blew up as a baggage handler unloaded the suitcase from the Boston plane onto the tarmac. The detonation was likely triggered by the movement. Several of the exploding caps struck the worker's shoes, but he wasn't injured. FBI officials don't believe the incident is linked to terrorism. The unidentified passenger, a US citizen bound for Jamaica, could face 5 years in prison if convicted, CNN reports.

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