Germany: Namibians find suspect bag in airport

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
November 18, 2010 12:57

German authorities say an Air Berlin flight from Namibia was delayed after police found a suitcase with a fuse in the luggage hall of the airport in the African country's capital.

Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office said Thursday that a scan showed batteries attached by wires to a fuse and a clock. They say authorities in Windhoek, Namibia, were investigating whether the device found Wednesday could have exploded.

But Air Berlin spokeswoman Sabine Teller says no explosives were found in the bag. She says it is unclear what plane the suitcase was intended for, but all the Air Berlin luggage was rechecked and passengers identified their bags.

After a lengthy delay the plane was able to leave and arrived with all passengers in Munich Thursday morning.


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