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Suspicious luggage piece at Vineyard held fake bomb

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WEST TISBURY, Mass. — A suspicious piece of luggage that prompted officials to evacuate and close Martha's Vineyard Airport contained an imitation bomb, a state police spokesman said.

"It was mock explosives that looked very real," state police Sgt. Tim White said Tuesday.

White said the mock bomb was the type used by airport security for training and testing. An investigation was under way to try and determine why it turned up in the terminal Monday night.