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Teen charged after fake dynamite alarm clock seized by Toronto airport security

TORONTO — A 15-year-old has learned the hard way to think very carefully about what to put in a carry on bag when boarding a plane.


September 7, 2015
By The Canadian Press

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Screening staff at Toronto’s Pearson Airport called in a police bomb disposal unit Saturday night when they detected what they thought was an explosive device.

The police force responsible for security at Pearson, Peel Regional Police, say the device was fake. They say it turned out to be a novelty alarm clock that looked like several sticks of dynamite bound together with a timer.

The teen has been charged with mischief.

Peel police tweeted a picture of the device on Sunday with the caption: “Would you pack this in you(r) carry on luggage?”