Smoking Bag Found Near Southwest Jet in Baltimore

Baggage found near plane bound for Las Vegas

By Frank Heinz
|  Thursday, May 24, 2012  |  Updated 3:43 PM CDT
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Smoking Bag Found Near SWA Jet in Baltimore

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A smoking piece of luggage was found near a Southwest Airlines jet in Baltimore Thursday afternoon.

The incident was reported shortly after noon ET at Baltimore's Thurgood Marshall Airport, NBC's WBALTV.com reports.

The baggage was found near a SWA jet destined for Las Vegas.

A passenger told NBC 11 in Baltimore that they were removed from the plane and taken to a food court while the bomb squad was called to investigate the luggage.

The smoking item was determined to be a can of hairspray.

The squad cleared the bag by 1:30 ET and passengers were let back into the gate area.

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