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Bag Explodes With Cell Phones And Charger While Being Loaded at Chicago Airport

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On Monday afternoon at Chicago Midway International Airport, a bag exploded while being loaded onto a flight; it promoted an emergency response. According to the officials, there were no reports of injuries and no explosive device involved. The bag contained a cell phone battery or battery charge.

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Karie James, a police spokesperson, said the police were called to the airport just before 12:20 p.m. after the incident was reported. A bag was reported to have exploded while being loaded onto a flight. There was no report of injuries in the explosion. The police Bomb squad found nothing suspicious as no explosive devices were involved.

In the future investigation by the police, it was found that the bag was run over by a luggage vehicle due to which the bag exploded. Chicago Fire Department and Aviation Officer responded to the incident. The bag did not emit a loud noise and smoke said by TSA officials, they said an aircraft tug might have dragged it.

The spokesperson of police Anthony Guglielmi said the cause of the incident might be the cell phone battery or charge. In the future investigation, the police found that the bag burst due to the pressure of it being dragged and run over. Sgt, Rocco Alioto later said in an email, “After reviewing of video, it was determined that the item of luggage fell off of the cart, became lodged in the wheel, and was dragged.”

The official said, “there was no explosive device or explosion, the bag burst due to the pressure of it being run over.” After the investigation, the police bomb squad confirmed that there is no public safety threat at the airport. After everything was cleared, the normal operation of the airport resumed at about 1 p.m.

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