Fake Bomb causes severe airport disruption
On Tuesday, September 4th, part of Newark Liberty International Airport was forced to shut down when a security officer spotted what looked like an explosive device on the X-Ray image, causing severe disruption and closure of several security screening lanes. The airport operations resumed normal service but only after the authorities determined the device to be a mock one and not an actual bomb.
Further investigation revealed that the passenger who caused the panic was travelling to Florida to take part in a training event focusing on X-Ray screening and detection of threats, such as explosive devices, which explains why he was carrying the item.
This case is a good reminder for everyone about the importance of keeping security personnel constantly trained, vigilant and ready to detect any of the modern threats.