Rome’s airport was briefly evacuated due to an El Al terror scare. The 10-minute alert was called Wednesday when a passenger’s shoes set off metal detectors near the El Al desk at Fiumicino Airport. But authorities soon declared it a false alarm, discovering that the Tel Aviv-bound man had anti-static copper wiring in his shoes. Italy is bracing for terrorist attacks after a warning from Al-Qaida.
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