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Bear spray discharge forces dozens from Salt Lake City airport

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Dozens of travelers were forced to clear out of Salt Lake CityInternational Airport Sunday morning after an airline employee accidentally discharged a canister of bear spray after it was confiscated from a passenger. (gephardtdaily.com) More...

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num1tailhooker
Who is at fault here? The passenger, the employee or the bear?
WilliamRichardsonRCF
This would've been much better had it been a Canadian airport, eh?
dragonflyt10
TSA at their finest - good thing it wasn't a "bear hand grenade."
carlsonj
James Carlson 1
Why would anyone be carrying bear spray onto a commercial airline flight?
alexa320
alex hidveghy 4
You'd be surprised what can be found in checked bags! I know a thing or two because I've seen a thing or two (with apologies to that Farmers Insurance TV commercial guy.....)

carlsonj
James Carlson 1
Checked luggage, sure. All sorts of stuff goes there. But carry-on? A nail file or a pair of scissors, I could understand overlooking, but how do you accidentally carry something like bear spray?

"Oh, yeah, I run into bears all the time in SLC. Gotta be prepared."
cparks
cparks 2
Accidentally, out of ignorance of TSA/airline policy, or simply reluctant to part with the can after spending so much money on it. You can have it shipped but that's expensive too as I believe it's HAZMAT.
layman85
layman85 1
because not everyone takes the station wagon on vacation?
gtm911
Update: Bears are on the "No Fly" list...customers advised to leave their bear spray at home.
ralph119
Ralph Takach 1
Now, was this for the hairy kind of bear, or for people with no clothes on? Enquirering minds want to know!!!!
carlsonj
James Carlson 1
You've got a point. It could be for bears of a very different sort.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=bear
Dedwards84
D Edwards 1
Bear --- bare
weeksre
Richard Weeks -3
The manufacturer of the bear mace is responsible. If they had never made it, this would have been completely avoided - right?
emcarlin68
But of course!
kd7eir
Jim Myers 0
They sure protected the public from that bear spray!

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