Toothbrush Causes Airport Scare

ATLANTA (January 4, 2013)--The tick-tick-ticking sound of a bag alarmed employees Friday at the world's busiest airport, but it turned out to be nothing more than a passenger's toothbrush.

The battery-powered toothbrush was responsible for the sound that caused some anxious moments Friday morning at Atlanta's airport, leading police to cordon off a section of the north terminal while a bomb squad responded.

Airport spokeswoman Myrna White says AirTran employees heard the ticking sound after the bag was dropped off shortly before 7:30 a.m. at the airline's kiosk, near the curbs where cars and buses pull up to the north terminal.

White said some travelers were diverted to the south terminal and normal operations in the area resumed by 8:10 a.m.


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