'Suspicious' Honey Closes Calif. Airport
Airport evacuated after 'amber substance' found in bag
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 6, 2010 2:36 AM CST
Security staff raised the alarm at Bakersfield airport after finding bottles filled with an 'amber substance' in a passenger's luggage.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – California's Bakersfield airport was evacuated and shut down for hours yesterday after security staff became suspicious of honey in a man's luggage. The passenger, a gardener who had been carrying the honey in Gatorade bottles, was released after questioning, Reuters reports. Authorities trying to figure out why the honey made the man's luggage test positive for TNT suspect gardening chemicals may be to blame.

 

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