Explosives Stolen From Airport Screening Testing

Phoenix, Arizona Transportation Security Agency (TSA) officials at Sky Harbor Airport were caught by surprise when the explosive material slated for airport screeners testing was stolen. The explosives, reported as a 1-pound of material, were stored in a soft-sided cooler in a low-security area outside of the check point area when they were reportedly stolen. The police began an investigation and searched high and low for the explosives with no luck.

The cooler was eventually found several miles from the airport along a roadside by a motorist and pedestrian who recognized it from descriptions provided in news reports of the incident. Authorities investigated and found that the explosives were intact and appeared not have been tampered with. An investigation is underway to determine who stole the package from the airport.

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