From Deutsche Presse Agentur via m&c:
A suspicious suitcase found at an airport in Namibia and bound for Germany contained a fake bomb that proved Friday to have been made as a security training device by a tiny US manufacturer. (.) The device was made by US-based Larry Copello Inc, a three-person company manufacturing a range of security devices in Sonora, California, 180 kilometres east of San Francisco. The company owner, Larry Copello, said he estimated the case was made four years ago by his then-80-year-old mother-in-law. (.)
Germany remained on a heightened state of alert due to possible terrorist attacks, unrelated to the suitcase in Namibia, authorities said.