The China Post
Date: November 20, 2016
By: The China Post news staff
TAIPEI, Taiwan — A bomb squad was called in to the Taoyuan airport Saturday after ground crew
stumbled on what they believed to be a broken bottle containing gunpowder.
However, after a short investigation, the substance was determined to be a less dangerous propellant, according to the Aviation Police Bureau.
The bottle was part of a cargo shipment containing eight bottles that was transported to the airport via Japan Airlines for transfer to Malaysia, the police said.
Cargo-handling staff found the bottle on Saturday morning, with some of the powder having spilled out of the broken container and onto the ground.
A bomb disposal squad was dispatched to deal with the case, and it soon found the substance in question to be a smokeless propellant powder with what they considered to be a safe ignition point.
The engineers then destroyed the powder by placing it in a vessel of water. [FULL STORY]