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Bottled Honey Shuts Down California Airport


U.S. officials say a suspicious material found in a passenger's bag that triggered a security scare at a California airport on Tuesday actually turned out to be bottles of honey.

The scare caused a shutdown at the Meadows Field Airport in the city of Bakersfield and a hazardous material crew and bomb squad were called to the scene.

Two Transportation Security Administration officers were also treated and released from the hospital after being exposed to what were described as "fumes" from the bottles.

Police say they are investigating to determine why the incident happened. They said the owner of the bag has been cooperating.

Security at U.S. airports has been tightened since a Nigerian man's botched attempt to blow up a U.S.-bound airliner on Christmas Day.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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