UPDATE: Detroit Airport Evacuation Over

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

UPDATE 12:54 PM
ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) -- Detroit Metropolitan Airport officials say a dog's suspicions about a piece of cargo proved to be unfounded after triggering a partial evacuation of the main terminal.
The false positive finding led to the evacuation of about a third of the McNamara Terminal from 10:30 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. Tuesday.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration says a K9 unit involved in a "routine cargo inspection" alerted authorities to an item, and the agency then evacuated nearby passengers "in an abundance of caution.
Detroit Metro spokesman Scott Wintner says it turned out to be a false alarm, and authorities allowed normal passenger traffic to resume.
The airport is in the Detroit suburb of Romulus.

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ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) -- Detroit Metropolitan Airport officials say they have evacuated about a third of the main terminal because of suspicious cargo.

Airport spokesman Scott Wintner said authorities first became aware of the object about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and moved passengers out of the McNamara Terminal's Concourse A to other areas inside the terminal as a precaution.

Wintner says the unidentified item was identified on the apron, where planes load. He didn't know if was incoming or outgoing.

The airport is in the Detroit suburb of Romulus.


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