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Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018
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Homeland Security searching vehicles at airport

TAMPA — Motorists entering Tampa International Airport’s short-term parking garage today are having their vehicles searched by personnel from the Department of Homeland Security.

An airport spokeswoman said the exercise is routine and was not sparked by a single incident or suspicion, but for security reasons, declined to provide details of the length of the operation or when it might occur again.

Officers told some of the motorists using the garage that they were searching for explosives and asked whether they had any in the car.

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