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The root cause of a panic and the evacuation of the Honolulu-Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on Tuesday, which was incorrectly thought to be caused by an active shooter has been identified as a defective, the external battery pack in a passenger’s bag, the Hawaii Department of Transportation, it has been confirmed.
“The federal government is set to an external battery charger to supply power to electronic equipment failure, creating a source of heat,” the us Department of Transportation, wrote in a press release issued on Wednesday. “The charge in the aircraft cabin as well as two laptops and a foam neck pillow that is melted to contribute to the smoke and the smell of the checkpoint.”
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This, combined with the “pop, pop, pop” sound of the stanchions tip over, during the evacuation from the security checkpoint in Terminal 2, and had wrongly given the impression of a shot being fired, the press release added.
“The passengers panicked and started to run in a sterile environment.”
Tweets will be shared on Tuesday, indicating the passengers were at first believed they had heard gunshots, with one calling the incident “one of the biggest scares of my life.”
The security scare, which occurred shortly after 2 pm’s sent “in panic” the passengers all run for cover. Some of the people that were injured in the turmoil, but no-one is required in order to be admitted to the hospital.
The passengers had to be rescreened following the security scare.
(Ryan, Leslie, via AP)
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In the mean time, the flights were delayed and hundreds of people were urged to be re-screened before re-entering the terminal.
The officials then believed was the source of the smoke in order to avoid overheating of the laptop computer, prior to the enactment of the charger is the cause.
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In spite of reports of a chaotic scene at the airport, Jenel Cline, the TSA security director for the Pacific region, said that the officers of the order of evacuation was needed.
“Everyone at the airport and did exactly what they needed to do it yesterday,” she said at a press conference on Wednesday, according to Hawaii News Now.
“I don’t know of anyone who said, ‘run, hide and as a result of fire.’ No one was told to do that, I’m well aware of that.”