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Premature Evacuation

Red-faced anti-terror police have apologised after they cleared an airport terminal in Hamburg, Germany, in a bomb alert over a box of kinky sex toys.

The box - crammed with vibrators and a penis-shaped lollipop - had been left behind by a forgetful passenger in the airport's Terminal 2.

Police evacuated the building while bomb disposal experts examined the package with a robot probe.

But inside were a collection of saucy souvenirs from the city's sex quarter, like sperm-shaped shower gel and a heart dedicated to someone called 'Mausi'.

"We're trying to trace the owner, but naturally he or she may be reluctant to come forward," said a police spokesman.

"It's regrettable that the evacuation caused so much inconvenience for other passengers but unattended parcels don't always have such a funny ending," they added.

German Herald





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