Sprinkler box blown up
MIAMI--Except for a carton of sprinkler parts which had been blown to smithereens, all was well following a Jan. 8 terrorist scare here, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.
The two-by-three foot wooden box registered positive readings for explosives on a highly sensitive sensor as it was being loaded onto a Royal Caribbean cruise liner. Police dogs did not detect explosives, but to be on the safe side, the Miami-Dade Police Department decided to blow the box up anyway using a robot.
The incident came one day after a different terrorist scare, in which three Middle Eastern men were thought to be trying to slip freight past a security checkpoint. This incident turned out to be a false alarm as well. After the box was blown up, police found only "pulverized sprinkler parts" that were intended for renovations on the ship, the report said.