Thor prompts terror alert in Michigan

A marketing gimmick for the Marvel movie causes chaos

US car manufacturer Acura have been using SHIELD, the spy agency from the current run of Marvel movies, to promote their new range of motors in conjunction with the release of Thor.

One of the items, a briefcase ‘recruitment kit’, containing a vial of blue “paralytic concentrate”, a scorpion in a jar, a key chain and a Livescribe pen was discarded by car magazine Automobile into a recycling bin, causing the bus terminal across the street to be evacuated by alarmed Ann Arbor police who called the bomb squad, according to a local news source.