Reuters – Three Transportation Security Administration agents suffered minor eye injuries on Wednesday at New York’s LaGuardia Airport after they were exposed to an irritating food product while inspecting a carry-on bag, local media reported.
New York’s WABC said the bag set off an alarm at a checkpoint inside Terminal B, and a Port Authority official told the television station that the irritant was identified as a food substance. Three agents were transported to Elmhurst Hospital Center with minor eye irritation, according to a New York Fire Department spokesman. A hazardous materials team was sent to the terminal after an emergency call at 5:30 a.m. EDT (0930 GMT), he said.
The incident caused the terminal’s Concourse D to be temporarily closed. New York Port Authority officials did not respond to a request for comment.
Just another day of LaGuardia being LaGuardia. I’d expect no less. Only at this third world shithole do you have a bunch of pansies who get their eyes irritated by food. Put a couple eyedrops in and move it along. Nope. Instead, they have to close the terminal, send them to the hospital and send in the hazmat team as if sarin nerve gas was released. If I ever miss a flight because of shit like this, there wouldn’t be enough Xanax in the world to keep me from going on a full on rampage and getting arrested. Be stronger ya fucking weaklings. We’ve got the dregs of society working there and it’s the worst fucking airport I’ve ever seen in a civilized country. Absolute embarrassment.
PS – Fiorello LaGuardia must be spinning in his grave. I’m sure it’s an honor to have an airport named after you, since he was a tight mayor of NYC at one point. However, he’s probably up there like “*SMH* shit was so much better in the ’30s, even though it was the Great Depression. I don’t want this fucking shithole named after me tainting my fine name.”