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Land mine casings found in checked baggage at NJ airport

By Jim Barnett, CNN
updated 5:41 PM EDT, Tue May 1, 2012
A woman who said she was traveling to an explosives demonstration was carrying land mine casings in her bag.
A woman who said she was traveling to an explosives demonstration was carrying land mine casings in her bag.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • A checked bag at Newark Liberty International Airport tripped alarms
  • Land mine casings were found in the bag, the TSA said
  • The woman was traveling to an explosives demonstration, officials said

(CNN) -- A New Jersey woman traveling to an explosives demonstration in California was stopped at Newark Liberty International Airport after land mine casings were found in her luggage, the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday.

TSA explosives experts were called to the checked baggage screening area in Terminal C when her suitcase set off alarms.

Inside the suitcase, officials found three small claymore land mine casings. Two of them were packed with shrapnel, the TSA said in a statement. There were no explosives or detonator in the bag, the statement said.

The unidentified woman, from Union, New Jersey, missed her original flight to San Francisco but was allowed to rebook her flight later -- without the weapons, the TSA said.

Explosive materials and realistic replicas of explosives are not permitted on planes, the TSA said.

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