Frozen chicken and lamp close Lafayette airport
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.