TIME Transportation

The Electric Toothbrush Bomb Scare at LAX

Baggage handlers at Los Angeles’ LAX airport sounded the alarm about an object vibrating in a bag that turned out to be a toothbrush. The police cleared the bag and no evacuations were ordered and no delays were reported

Officials were given a fright Wednesday when baggage handlers at Los Angeles’ LAX airport raised alarm about an object vibrating in a bag.

Los Angeles International Airport police were on the scene at terminal two by about 11:25 a.m., the Los Angeles Times reports. Units from the Los Angeles police bomb squad and fire department cleared the package by 12:06 p.m. The mysterious buzzing object turned out to be … an electronic toothbrush.

No evacuations were ordered and officials reported no delays as a result of the bomb scare.

LAX baggage handlers were accused last month of running what authorities believe was likely the biggest baggage theft operation in the airport’s history.

[Los Angeles Times]

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