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Frozen chicken and lamp close Lafayette airport

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Posted: Dec 22, 2010 10:36 AM by Kelly Pepperman
Updated: Dec 22, 2010 10:36 AM
Source: Associated Press

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LAFAYETTE- Who says chickens can't fly? TSA agents evacuated and shut down the Lafayette Regional Airport for an hour because of a package that turned out not to be dangerous - a frozen chicken.

Lt. Craig Stansbury of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office says the outline of wires from a miner's-style lamp on a headband overlapped a dark shape that Transportation Security Administration screeners couldn't identify.

He tells The Advertiser that police were called Tuesday morning, and bomb-sniffing dogs and other resources were used to make sure the package wasn't dangerous. It turned out to be a frozen chicken with crawfish stuffing.

Stansbury says no planes were allowed to land during the evacuation. He was unsure of whether any flights had to be redirected.

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