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Smoking bag found on international flight in Texas


HOUSTON (AP) -- A ruptured, smoking suitcase was removed from an international flight at Houston's busiest airport.



Officials say luggage was being taken off a KLM flight that had arrived at George Bush Intercontinental Airport from Amsterdam on Tuesday when a baggage handler found a suitcase that appeared to have ruptured with smoke coming from it. The same plane was set to make a return trip later in the day.

The handler carried the bag away from the plane and terminal and called emergency crews. Assistant Fire Chief Jack Williams says bomb crews hit the suitcase with a water gun before examining it. Williams says there was no explosion and no injuries.

An airport spokeswoman says authorities determined the bag posed no threat and airport operations weren't affected.

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