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Unattended laptop causes scare at Va. airport

Tuesday - 9/17/2013, 4:10am  ET

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- An unattended laptap computer caused a scare at Norfolk International Airport, prompting a brief evacuation.

Airport officials tell The Virginian Pilot ( a search found no evidence of explosives Monday afternoon. The evacuation was ended about 20 minutes later.

An airport police officer found the laptop on a chair near the ticket counters for American Airlines and US Airways. The Transportation Security Administration and airport police X-rayed the bag before declaring it harmless.

The laptop awaits its owner at the airport police property room.


Information from: The Virginian-Pilot,

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