“BREAKING NEWS: Explosive Substances Believed to be Found at Tri-State Airport,” from WSAZ NewsChannel 3, with thanks to R.:
Tri-State Airport in Wayne County has been evacuated. A perimeter has been set up, and evacuees are being asked to stand back 350 feet from the airport.
The Transportation Security Administration reports that a passenger’s water bottle screened positive for an explosive material around 9:15 this morning. A second test was confirmed at 11:25. TSA is waiting for further testing to determine the exact substance.
NBC News reports that federal screeners found four containers of liquids inside a woman’s carry-on bag during the screening process this morning. Larry Salyers, Tri-State Airport Director, tells WSAZ the woman is of Pakistani origin, lived in Jackson, Michigan and most recently lived in the Huntington area. She is being detained for questioning.
The flight in which the woman was going to board was on its way to Charlotte, North Carolina with a final destination of Detroit, Michigan.
FBI officials are on scene.
UPDATE: Keystone Kops Alert: the “suspicious substances” were cosmetics.