Five TSA Agents Treated Because of Odor in Luggage at Miami International Airport

The owner of the luggage told authorities the bag was carrying 3 ounces of pesticide.

Monday, Jul 29, 2013  |  Updated 7:44 PM EDT
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Five Transportation Security Administration employees at Miami International Airport were treated and hospitalized on Monday after complaining about an odor coming from a luggage.

The owner of the luggage told authorities the bag was carrying 3 ounces of a pesticide.

The passenger was traveling from Haiti to Baltimore via Miami.

The TSA said the bag went through an explosives detection system, as do all bags coming into the U.S. from a foreign country. The bag triggered an alarm, and when a TSA officer investigated, he was overcome by chemicals. The four other people affected by the odor were also in the baggage screening room.

The flight left on time.

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