Full scale security alert at G-20 following gift of pears for Obama’s daughter

November 12th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama Seoul (South Korea), Nov.12 (ANI): A gift of a box of fruit from an elderly South Korean man to US President Barack Obama’s daughter sparked a full-scale security alert at the G-20 summit in Seoul, local media reported. Yonhap news agency said staff at a post office in Seoul alerted authorities to the gift addressed to Obama’s younger daughter, Sasha.

X-rays showed about 15 round objects that looked like fruit. Still not convinced, the staff called in a SWAT team and a sniffer dog, but the parcel was later found to contain Asian pears, Yonhap said.

The gift was returned to its 70-something-year-old sender in the southern port city of Busan the same day, The Telegraph reports. (ANI)

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