Suspected bomb 'probably a prop'
Published 15/09/2010 | 16:48
A suspicious device that sparked a bomb scare for rail workers in the US was most likely a prop from a Denzel Washington movie.
Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said the device, resembling two sticks of dynamite with wires, was detonated by a bomb squad and turned out to be harmless.
Mr Abdalla told WTOV-TV in Steubenville, Ohio, that he suspected it was a prop left behind by a film crew that was in the area earlier this year making Unstoppable, a thriller about a runaway train.
Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway workers had found the item earlier in the day along tracks near Rayland, about 120 miles east of Columbus.