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Milwaukee gardener's bottles of honey shutdown CA airport

BAKERSFIELD, CA (WKOW)-- A gardener from Milwaukee triggered a shutdown of a California airport.

Authorities say the suspicious material inside luggage turns out to be five soft drink bottles filled with honey.

Officials say the bottles, found inside a checked bag at Bakersfield's Meadows Field, had tested positive for traces of an explosive.

Investigators are trying to determine whether there was something in the honey or on the bag that caused security alarms to go off shortly before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

They have been questioning the bag's owner, 31-year-old Francisco Ramirez, a gardener from Milwaukee who says he flew to Bakersfield to spend Christmas with his sister.

Two security officers reported feeling ill after being exposed to the bottles.

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