A family was at the Transportation Security Administration checkpoint about 6 a.m. when a toddler reached his arm into the conveyor carrying bags through the X-ray machine, and his arm got caught, TSA spokesman Thomas Kelly said.
Emergency responders and TSA personnel were able to free the little boy’s arm, and the child was taken to a local hospital for evaluation, Kelly said.
“TSA was glad to see that the injuries appeared to be nothing more than some bumps and bruises and that the family rebooked on a flight departing early this afternoon,” he said.
Boise police and firefighters responded to the incident, a Boise Airport spokesman said, and by 6:30 a.m. an Ada County dispatcher said crews had cleared the scene.
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Information was not immediately available about whether the family lives in the Treasure Valley or where they were headed.