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Scientist Behind Airport Evacuation Charged with Smuggling Plague in 2003

False flag goes belly-up: Scientist Behind Airport Evacuation Charged with Smuggling Plague in 2003 03 Sep 2010 The scientist who prompted an evacuation of Miami International Airport for carrying what screeners believed was a pipe bomb is known to federal authorities and was charged in 2003 for illegally transporting 30 vials of the deadly bubonic plague. Officials said Dr. Thomas Butler, a U.S. citizen, who teaches in the Caribbean and Saudi Arabia, was released after questioning. Authorities said the metal canister in his luggage tested negative for dangerous materials and was related to a 'legitimate experiment.'