April 23, 2001

Apple Powerbook 'bomb' shuts airport

Author: JT Smith

The Register: "A Californian airport was closed for six hours on Friday, following a bomb scare.

And the 'culprit'? Step forward the Titanium Powerbook G4. Operators of an x-ray
machine installed at Burbank airport were unable to get a high-enough res look at
a machine trundling through security. They called in back up for some chemical
analysis. Swabs revealed "residues" which caused some concern The police and
the FBI were called in, flights were cancelled, and hundreds of customers were left
milling the booking hall.

After six hours, the police determined that the Powerbook was indeed a Powerbook
and not a bomb."

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