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Strange baggage handler at airport causes plane evac

Several local and state agencies are investigating an unusual incident at the Philadelphia International Airport this morning.

Strange baggage handler at airport causes plane evac

Philadelphia police investigate suspicious activity on a USAirways plane at Philadelphia international airport on Thursday, October 7, 2010. (Alejandro A. Alvarez / Staff Writer)
Philadelphia police investigate suspicious activity on a USAirways plane at Philadelphia international airport on Thursday, October 7, 2010. (Alejandro A. Alvarez / Staff Writer)

Several local and state agencies are investigating an unusual incident at the Philadelphia International Airport this morning.

According to police, three baggage handlers were loading luggage on to a flight bound for Bermuda around 10:56 a.m. when two of the handlers noticed a third was not wearing an identification badge. When questioned about it, the third man took off and has yet to be found by police.

The plane was towed to a remote area of the runway, the passengers were unloaded and all the of the baggage is in the process of being inspected, police said.

All other flights are reported to be running normally.

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Investigating agencies include the Philadelphia Police, the F.B.I. and Homeland Security.

 

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