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Suspicious package at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport tests positive for explosives. Emergenc

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posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 09:01 PM
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BREAKING NEWS: Suspicious package at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport tests positive for explosives. Emergency units en route.

Suspicious package at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport tests positive for explosives. Emergency units en route.

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Will post as anything gets added




posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 09:06 PM
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a reply to: opethPA

You would be amazed at the sheer number of products that will set an ETD off with a positive hit. Every day products that you don't think would have anything to do with explosives.



posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 09:08 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: opethPA

You would be amazed at the sheer number of products that will set an ETD off with a positive hit. Every day products that you don't think would have anything to do with explosives.


Makes sense and that is what I am hoping this turns out to be.
Would much rather have a response in a bit saying "False Alarm" then something horrible.



posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 09:12 PM
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a reply to: opethPA

It all depends on the type of unit too. There were three types in use when I did maintenence on them. It depended on what part of the country you were in. One was an utter piece of crap that was a maintenance nightmare, one was decent as long as you didn't miss any checks by so much as a couple of days, and the third was so good the DoD was buying them.

If they were dirty when calibrated they'd give false readings. Or required maintenance. Or a few other factors.



posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 10:25 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Reminds me of the Jeff Dunham skit about his ventriloquist dummy setting off the meter for military grade explosives.



posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 10:31 PM
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a reply to: cmdrkeenkid

We had a fireworks convention in Honolulu one year. The ETDs were going so nuts it got to where they'd pull out their card and we'd just hand their bag back.



posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 11:13 PM
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About 6 years ago, maybe 8, my ex used to work at the Indian Casino in Verona, NY. They found a bag with suspicious wires and timers up in the ceiling behind one of the tiles when a maintenance worker went to fix something. There was a second bag near one of the slot machines. Now this could have been left by someone ticked at the Indians trying to take back their land suing the state, who's to say it was a radical homeowner who was angry at the possibility of losing his home. Homeowners were afraid of losing their homes to the Oneidas and it became a HUGE fight between the homeowners and the casino with protests and all. When the duffle bag was found, and the second, they were both very, VERY quietly removed with not a WORD to anyone, including gamblers. My ex was working that day and was one of the maintenance guys, so that's how he knew. ONLY maintenance staff and the higher ups knew, that was it! My ex was ticked that they did not evacuate the building because if it was legit and it went off, there would have been mass casualties. In truth, they really got off lucky that day that it was at the very least, a threat and a warning. You'd be surprised at places that receive warnings like these and say nothing to the customers in their buildings.



Turning Stone Casino

Lawsuit by Oneida Indians



posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 11:51 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: cmdrkeenkid

We had a fireworks convention in Honolulu one year. The ETDs were going so nuts it got to where they'd pull out their card and we'd just hand their bag back.


So THATS how you get your cash through an airport.



posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 11:55 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: opethPA

You would be amazed at the sheer number of products that will set an ETD off with a positive hit. Every day products that you don't think would have anything to do with explosives.

You mean a false positive.I didn't realize this was occurring.



posted on Mar, 4 2015 @ 12:06 AM
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a reply to: TDawg61

There were 17 products that were every day use that were guaranteed to set it off. All of them had some component of an explosive in them. Everything from cosmetics to Armor All. There were a lot more that occasionally set them off.




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