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Accidental bear spray discharge closes Juneau airport

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Haters who doubt the potency of bear spray should step off: If it’s strong enough to shut down an airport, surely it can handle a widdle ol’ grizzly bear. Security officials shut down Juneau International Airport on Friday after a can of bear spray accidentally discharged and spread through the building’s ventilation system.

Yikes. I can’t imagine being there would’ve been a pleasant experience—bear spray is up to 3 times stronger than pepper spray. But hearing the calm voice over the intercom succumb to the fumes after urging everyone to evacuate might be pretty righteous.

— Ted Alvarez

Anti-bear spray discharge closes Alaska airport (AP)