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Unattended Piece Of Luggage Causes Stir At GSP International Airport

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A unattended piece of luggage has prompted the bomb squad to be dispatched to Greenville Spartanburg International Airport. A unattended piece of luggage has prompted the bomb squad to be dispatched to Greenville Spartanburg International Airport.

A unattended piece of luggage caused quite a stir at Greenville Spartanburg International Airport on Wednesday night.

GSP spokeswoman Rosylin Weston said that GSP Police Officer was on routine patrol and was dispatched to a carry-on piece of luggage that was left unattended on a curb between the baggage claim curb and Garage A. Weston said that the officer felt the bag and it seemed empty and began to carry it off. However, the officer noticed a funnel and rag coming from the unzipped bag and proceeded to take it to an alternative driveway.

Weston said that the officer approached another officer and they cleared the curb in front of the terminal as a precautionary measure. Two bomb technicians and a bomb sniffing dog from the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the airport to examine the bag.

While waiting on the technicians and dog from the sheriff's office to arrive, a woman came up to the officers and claimed the bag. The woman told officials that she had taken the bag out, placed it on the curb and drove away. She stayed with the officers and the bag until the technicians and dog arrived.

Once the bomb technicians and dog arrived, they checked the bag and found a gas can inside. No explosive device was found inside the bag, but the woman was taken to the GSP Police Department where she is being questioned by police about the circumstances in which the bag was left unattended.

After determining there were no dangers to the public, police cleared the area and normal activities resumed. No flights were affected, Weston said.

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