Fake Bomb Lost

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

An embarrassment for airport baggage screeners in Newark, New Jersey.

Officials say the screeners at Newark Liberty International Airport spotted -- and then lost -- a fake bomb planted on luggage yesterday during a training exercise.

They say the machine that screens the bags sounded an alarm -- but workers somehow lost track of the bag, which was then loaded onto a flight bound for Amsterdam.

Once it arrived in Europe, the device was found -- complete with wires, a detonator and a clock.

A spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration says the incident underscores the importance of ongoing training exercises. She says no one was in any danger.

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