03/26/2012 11:33 am ET

Boston Logan TSA Workers Hospitalized Over Bag Odor

Four TSA officers at Boston's Logan International were hospitalized on Monday after they fell ill after opening a bag at the airport.

Bag handlers in the baggage hall at the airport's Terminal A opened the suspicious-smelling bag. Fifteen workers complained of headaches, eye irritation and throat issues but four were taken to Massachusetts General, reported.

Airport spokesman Phil Orlandella said a passenger identified the odor as rodent repellent, according to The New York Post.

Orlandella told the Associated Press that the odor was noticed at about 8 a.m. Monday. No passengers were affected, but state police are checking the bag and questioning the owner. reports that part of the baggage hall in Terminal A was closed, affecting passengers waiting for bags there. That terminal carries flights with Alaska Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines.