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Fake bomb heading for Des Moines stopped in Phoenix

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Three African refugees were arrested after what police described as a fake bomb was found in one of their carry-on bags in Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Friday.

The person with the item said she was bringing it to someone in Des Moines.

Police don't know the motive behind the incident, but they say there could have been a possible terrorist connection.

The item is described as an organic substance inside a container, with a cell phone taped to the outside of the container

The bomb squad found the item was not explosive

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