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Travelers mistook toppled stanchions for gunfire at Honolulu airport, state officials say

  • Video by Diane S. W. Lee / dlee@staradvertiser.com

    Hawaii transportation officials said Wednesday an overheated battery charger and toppled stanchions led to Tuesday's chaos at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Jenel Cline, TSA federal security director for the Pacific Region, and Tim Sakahara, Department of Transportation spokesman, answered questions at a news conference Wednesday at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport regarding the airport shutdown on Tuesday.

The “pop, pop, pop” that some people mistook for gunfire at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Tuesday was Plexiglas barriers and plastic posts being knocked to the floor by panicked passengers after a smoking carry-on bag was found at a security checkpoint, a Transportation Security Administration official said at a news conference Wednesday. Read more

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