Live shot shell found on Delta plane in Milwaukee

A Delta Airlines plane taxis past a gate at Logan Airport in Boston Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. Delta Air Lines said Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, it earned $425 million in the fourth-quarter as it raised prices in the critical holiday season and the airline reduced flying to keep costs low. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
November 28, 2012 9:32:39 AM PST
Passengers on a Delta Air Lines flight were taken off a plane in Milwaukee and rescreened after a man found a live shotgun shell at his seat.

Milwaukee County sheriff's spokeswoman Fran McLaughlin says the passenger notified flight crew at about 6:45 a.m. Wednesday of the shell while the Detroit-bound plane was still at General Mitchell International Airport.

She says deputies and Transportation Security Administration officials removed the passengers from the plane and screened them again but found nothing. She says a canine unit also swept the plane and didn't find anything.

The passengers again boarded the plane. Delta spokesman Michael Thomas says the flight was delayed about an hour and landed safely in Detroit at 9:55 a.m.


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