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Man with explosives detained at Texas airport

December 31, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A man was detained Saturday at Midland International Airport in Texas after authorities found explosives in a carryon baggage.

The man is in FBI custody, according to a city of Midland spokesperson. The military-grade explosives were found at the security checkpoint just before 9:30 a.m. local time.

The airport was evacuated for about an hour and operations went back to normal after a sweep was done, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

The incident remains under investigation.


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