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TSA shuts down airport, detains 11 after 'science project' found

OverTheGeicoE (1743174) writes | more than 2 years ago

Robotics 3

OverTheGeicoE (1743174) writes "A group of students and a professor were detained by TSA at Dallas' Love Field. Several of them were led away in handcuffs. What did they do wrong? One of them left a robotic science experiment behind on an aircraft, which panicked a boarding flight crew. The experiment 'looked like a cell phone attached to a remote control car with some exposed wires protruding.' Of course, the false alarm inconvenienced more than the traveling academics. The airport was temporarily shut down and multiple gates were evacuated, causing flight delays and diversions."
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And once again... (1)

Mojo66 (1131579) | more than 2 years ago | (#39563725)

...Osama grins in his grave.

Seems like a reasonable response (1)

JTsyo (1338447) | more than 2 years ago | (#39564467)

As long as the students are released when they discover it was just a robot. I'm surprised they weren't forced to check something like that though.

if it has wires it has to be dangerous! (1)

amunds0n (2562195) | more than 2 years ago | (#39567041)

brilliant. btw, if swmbo was there, this would never happen as she doesn't ever leave a thing behind.
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