Toothbrush Prompts Evacuation At Daytona Beach International Airport

By on November 29, 2018 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – Daytona Beach International Airport was shut down and evacuated following an unattended baggage scare involving an electric toothbrush.

Around 2:30 this afternoon (November 29th), Volusia County Sheriff’s Office sent out a call to evacuate the terminal after a suspicious bag was discovered.

“I wouldn’t call it a bomb scare,” says Jay Cassens, the Business & Development Director for DAB. “It was an unattended bag that was deemed suspicious because there was a noise coming from it.”

Cassens said the bag had been screened before and was coming off of a Delta flight, when the workers noticed the buzzing sound coming from inside.

He also said that the owner of the bag was not around to claim it.

Eventually VCSO was called, with Bomb Squad arriving on scene just shortly before three o’clock.

It wouldn’t be long until X-ray photos were taken and developed of the bag, on scene. Their photos showed that the bag contained no suspicious devices, and the noise was coming from an electric toothbrush inside.

Even though there was no malicious device found, Cassens says it’s still good that people were still cautious and aware.

“Our number one priority is safety and security,” Cassens commented. “We’ll always be very cautious in these situations.”

Cassens also commented saying that while a majority of these situations yield no actual danger, “there’s always that one time, and that’s all it takes.”

According to Cassens, the airport resumed operations around 4:30 pm, in time for a Delta flight that’s due to arrive around 5 p.m.



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