Cause of Airport Evacuation: Over-Toasted Bagel


Hundreds of holiday travelers had to evacuate Lambert International Airport in St. Louis Tuesday night for a reason worthy of a sitcom: Somebody burned a bagel. 

The over-toasting happened about 6pm inside a restaurant in Terminal 2, and the resulting smoke set off alarms, reports KMOV

One traveler estimates that 300 to 400 people then had to vacate the terminal and head outside into frigid temperatures—the AP says it was all of 11 degrees. Airport officials gave the all-clear to return after about 10 minutes, but passengers then had the pleasure of going back through security checks. 

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