Regina police are defending their actions Monday at the airport after the woman who was in possession of what was deemed as a “suspicious” item called for an apology over the way everything went down.
49-year old Tracey Britton says the item in question was her laptop which was destroyed.
She says she wasn’t given a reason as to why but heard security personnel discussing a piece at the back of the machine with wires sticking out of it that they felt might have been a detonator.
Police spokesperson Elizabeth Popowich says there were three separate assessments done on the laptop and all three came to the conclusion there may have been an explosive which would pose a serious threat to safety.
Popowich says it is unfortunate the laptop was destroyed, but the actions taken were necessary.
She adds the laptop’s hard drive was saved and Britton can pick it up and that she was given information so that she can make a claim on having the laptop replaced.