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False alarm at Kelowna airport

A suspicious item found in checked luggage at the Kelowna International Airport Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 was deemed safe by the RCMP. No commercial flights were delayed and no passengers impacted according to airport officials.
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December 12, 2013 - 1:58 PM

KELOWNA – It didn’t turn out to be anything dangerous like a bomb, but the security officials at the Kelowna International Airport weren’t taking any chances.

At 11:42 a.m. Thursday, a suspicious item was found in a piece of checked luggage going through the screening system.

The RCMP were called.

Part of the airport terminal building was evacuated for about 40 minutes while the police investigated.

They opened up the bag, checked inside and declared the item not to be dangerous.

No one is saying what the item was and what security thought it was.

No passengers were impacted by the false alarm and no commercial flights were delayed.

To contact the reporter for this story, email or call 250-491-0331.

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