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Ice pick found on D.C.-bound plane

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A "crude ice pick" was found on a D.C.-bound flight this morning, causing all passengers to be evacuated, officials said.

Shortly before 8 a.m., a passenger of American Airlines Flight 1054 found a "crude ice pick" in the back pocket of a seat, according to an airlines spokesperson.

The ice pick was found during the boarding process in Miami. The passenger reported the discovery to the flight crew who then notified authorities.

The item was removed and the aircraft swept out, according to a news release from TSA.

All 160 passengers on board the Boeing 737-800 had to be deplaned and screened. A police K9 also searched the aircraft.

The flight was delayed by 85 minutes, but without further incident. The flight is slated to arrive into Washington Reagan at 12:04 p.m.

 

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