Sony Playstation Sparks Bomb Panic At Boston Airport

NBC News reports:

Passengers at Boston Logan International Airport faced confusion, panic and delays on Easter Sunday after concerns over a suspicious package sparked an evacuation and a visit from the state police bomb squad.

In a statement Sunday, Massachusetts State Police said their bomb squad had been called to Terminal A just after 4 p.m. after security staff spotted a suspicious item in a bag during a screening of checked luggage.

One passenger described the chaos, telling NBC Boston that there was panic, with people running and leaving their belongings behind. He said he also saw one man fall down during the confusion. “Right out of nowhere, I see the whole crowd, people yelling and screaming like it was out of a movie,” Nico Pisello said.

Mass Live reports:

“Troopers responded and, after investigation and research, determined that the item was a PlayStation video game console with a degraded condition caused by age or damage,” police said in a statement.

The damage, police said, caused “abnormalities” when X-rayed. After the investigation of the object and secondary sweeps of the area, passengers troopers gave the all-clear and around 5 p.m. passengers were able to return to the terminal.