Dog sniffs out bags at Boston airport

2010-11-23 22:20

Boston - A cargo hangar at Boston's Logan International Airport was evacuated on Tuesday after a sniffer dog detected two suspicious duffel bags mailed from Nigeria, officials said.

The dog found the bags - first identified as a package - in a Delta Airlines hangar said airport spokesperson Phil Orlandella.

The Delta hangar is far from the passenger area, Orlandella said.

The bags were unloaded from a cargo plane and had addresses in Nigeria printed on them, Orlandella said.

Police and FBI agents immediately cordoned off the area, as the bomb squad arrived to investigate the bags.

The Yemen branch of al-Qaeda in early November claimed responsibility for two package bombs mailed to Chicago-area synagogues.

The bombs were intercepted before reaching US soil.

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