Denver airport evacuated over 'TNT' wedding favors

By Ben Hooper

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DENVER, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The TSA said a 20-minute evacuation at a Denver airport was caused by wedding favors labeled "TNT" and designed to look like explosives.

The Transportation Security Administration said in an Instagram post an agent monitoring the X-ray machines for checked luggage at Denver International Airport Sept. 22 noticed a bag contained small glass bottles bearing wax tops and fuses.


The bag was opened and the bottles were found to be labeled "TNT."

The airport was evacuated for 20 minutes while bomb specialists examined the items, which turned out to be novelty wedding favors containing bath salts.

The TSA said agents discovered the bride and groom's names both started with "T," leading to the "TNT" label.

"Be mindful of what you're traveling with and what it might appear as on an X-ray monitor," the TSA said in its Instagram post.

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