New Orleans airport canister, 1997
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The New Orleans airport canister was a minor news item in 1997:

May 27, 1997

The Army Chemical Biological Defense Command will inspect a foot-long pressurized stainless steel canister seized on May 22 by security personnel at New Orleans International Airport.

An unidentified man attempted to pass the "mystery canister" through the X-ray machine on his way to the airport concourse, according to a Reuter report. Security officers asked the man to open the container, but he refused, saying that "it would release a noxious odor." When officers questioned him, the man fled the scene, according to airport spokeswoman Michelle Duffourc.

The Army's Technical Escort Detachment at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, dispatched a three-man team to transport the canister to Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland for analysis. Police have not released a description of the man who tried to sneak the canister into the airport concourse.1

There may have been rumors of illegal genetic research being conducted at Aberdeen Proving Grounds back in 1974.

Suggestions for scenario use

  • A container of Mythos creature residue being delivered to MJ-12's genetic base in Montana. MJ-12 would get it back in Maryland.
  • The messenger or seller is a Karotechia agent or member of some other free-ranging DG-verse organization.
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