Smoking Suitcase Found At Houston Airport

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HOUSTON – A ruptured, smoking suitcase removed from an arriving international flight is being examined by fire crews and bomb specialists at Houston’s busiest airport.

Assistant Fire Chief Jack Williams says luggage was being taken off a KLM flight from Amsterdam on Tuesday when a baggage handler at George Bush Intercontinental Airport found a suitcase that appeared to have ruptured with smoke coming from it.

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The handler carried the bag away from the plane and called emergency crews. Williams says bomb crews hit the package with a water gun and still were examining the package late Tuesday afternoon.

Williams says there was no explosion and no injuries.

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