Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents at New York's LaGuardia Airport spotted what looked like pipe bombs when one man's bags went through the X-ray machine. The man said the pipes actually contained homeopathic medicine, so they let him board his plane. But they kept the pipes in the screening area. It took them over three hours to notify a TSA bomb specialist. And it took the specialist another two hours to call the police bomb squad. The bomb squad thought the items could be dangerous, so they shut down the area and took pipes to a bomb range. Fortunately for everyone who passed through the TSA screening area, the pipes weren't dangerous.
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