Five TSA Agents Treated Because of Odor in Luggage at Miami International Airport - NBC 6 South Florida

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.

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

    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.

    Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department

    The flight left on time.