Update: Birmingham Airport Evacuation

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Police say a show prop prompted a weekend evacuation at the Birmingham airport.

A parking valet found what appeared to be a suspicious item in a car parked outside the airport on Sunday. Officials evacuated the terminal for more than two hours.

Authorities said Tuesday they had determined the device was three smoke bombs that had been taped together. They say the owner told investigators the device was a prop from a movie.

Members of the bomb squad detonated the device.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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