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Screw-Filled Pressure Cookers Found En Route to U.S. Embassy

Fedex workers in France found them in a shipment to the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia

FedEx workers in France discovered eight pressure cookers packed with screws in a shipment bound for U.S. Embassy in Tunisia, their union said Thursday – amid reports the items were intended for use in a security training exercise.

The devices were found at the company’s warehouse near Charles de Gaulle airport. However, managers told workers that there was no danger from the shipment, without explaining further, CGT Union spokesman Frederic Petit told NBC News.

French news site France 24 reported that the devices were intended for use as decoys in a training exercise, citing a security source.

FedEx Europe declined to identify…

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