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Lighter forces Evacuation

Tampa, FL (AP)- A woman who brought a gun-shaped cigarette lighter into a Tampa courthouse and forced the evacuation of two buildings won't face criminal charges.  Authorities say officers didn't notice the lighter in the woman's handbag when it passed through a security checkpoint last week.  Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Col. Jim Previtera said Wednesday that the woman didn't intend to commit a crime. More than 3,000 employees and visitors were evacuated during the incident.

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