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Forgotten Camera Bag Gets Blown Up by Bomb Squad in Kansas City



Some poor photographer in Kansas City, Missouri, accidentally left their camera bag outside city hall yesterday. Someone noticed the “suspicious package” and alerted police, who then sent a bomb squad and blew the camera bag up. Oops.

The Kansas City Star reports that security guards noticed the black case at about 3:40 a.m. Monday. Police were called to the scene, and the Bomb and Arson squad detonated the case at around 6:30 a.m.

How the story transpired was captured in a series of Tweets by reporters:

After blowing the “suspicious package” up — an explosion that sent “bits of debris” flying everywhere — the police examined the devastation and concluded that the “bomb” was actually a tripod, camera, and photo equipment.

So far, no photographer has stepped forward to claim responsibility for forgetting their pricey camera gear outside city hall and causing the bomb scare. Hopefully they have an insurance plan that covers “controlled detonation.”