18th century cannonball found in checked bag
Updated On: Feb 08 2012 11:54:24 AM EST
An 18th century cannonball encased in coral was found inside a checked bag at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, according to the Transportation Security Administration.
TSA agents said a diver had found the old projectile near a shipwreck.
Because the cannonball was still considered explosive, the baggage area was evacuated as a bomb squad investigated.
TSA took possession of the cannonball so it could be safely destroyed.
Three flights were delayed, affecting about 290 passengers.
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