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Old 04-10-2002, 05:20 PM   #1
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Man detained at SFO after battery spotted in shoe

Man detained at San Francisco airport after battery spotted in shoe


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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - - A man arriving at San Francisco International Airport from Shanghai was detained Wednesday morning when batteries and wires were spotted in his shoes.
Airport spokesman Ron Wilson says the wires and batteries showed up as the man was going through gate 75 in the United terminal to transfer to a flight to New York.

The man and two friends were questioned. The man, who speaks little English, could not explain how to disconnect the batteries. Police took the shoes to an isolated area to try and figure out what is involved.

Wilson says it has been suggested that the shoes have a heating element, but so far it's not clear that's all that's involved.
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Old 04-10-2002, 05:20 PM   #2
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Man detained at SFO after battery spotted in shoe

Man detained at San Francisco airport after battery spotted in shoe


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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - - A man arriving at San Francisco International Airport from Shanghai was detained Wednesday morning when batteries and wires were spotted in his shoes.
Airport spokesman Ron Wilson says the wires and batteries showed up as the man was going through gate 75 in the United terminal to transfer to a flight to New York.

The man and two friends were questioned. The man, who speaks little English, could not explain how to disconnect the batteries. Police took the shoes to an isolated area to try and figure out what is involved.

Wilson says it has been suggested that the shoes have a heating element, but so far it's not clear that's all that's involved.
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Old 04-11-2002, 08:48 AM   #3
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Electric Shoes Spark San Francisco Airport Scare

Electric Shoes Spark San Francisco Airport Scare

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An airline passenger with battery-powered shoes caused a brief scare at San Francisco airport on Wednesday, forcing officials to cordon off an area of the departure terminal.


Airport officials said the passenger, who had arrived on a flight from China, set off security alarms as he was screened for a connecting domestic flight.

"This gentleman...had a battery in his shoe and when it went through the X-ray machine that caught everyone's attention," airport spokesman Mike McCarron said.
Great title on this one. Also I heard that they blew up the shoes. Think he got some free SFO Airport shoes?
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Electric Shoes Spark San Francisco Airport Scare

Electric Shoes Spark San Francisco Airport Scare

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An airline passenger with battery-powered shoes caused a brief scare at San Francisco airport on Wednesday, forcing officials to cordon off an area of the departure terminal.


Airport officials said the passenger, who had arrived on a flight from China, set off security alarms as he was screened for a connecting domestic flight.

"This gentleman...had a battery in his shoe and when it went through the X-ray machine that caught everyone's attention," airport spokesman Mike McCarron said.
Great title on this one. Also I heard that they blew up the shoes. Think he got some free SFO Airport shoes?
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