U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently made an alarming discovery at Pearson Airport.
Now, it appears that the CBP discovered a mock Improvised Explosive Device (IED) while inspecting a traveler’s suitcase at the airport’s preclearance facility.
According to CBP, officers notified the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) and the device was swabbed for explosive capability. Fortunately, it tested negative.
Traveler processing in the preclearance area was briefly suspended while the device was tested.
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The aircraft was thoroughly inspected and all travelers were re-screened.
Normal operations have since resumed.