ATLANTA (AP) — The tick-tick-ticking sound of a bag alarmed employees at the world’s busiest airport, but it turned out to be nothing more than a passenger’s battery-powered toothbrush.
The sound led to fears of a bomb at Atlanta’s airport Friday morning. Police cordoned off part of the north terminal while a bomb squad responded.
Airport spokeswoman Myrna White says AirTran employees heard the ticking sound after the bag was dropped off at the airline’s kiosk.
White says normal operations resumed within an hour.
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