Detroit Airport Re-Opens After Evacuation
All-clear given as suspect is questioned
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Apr 1, 2013 7:25 AM CDT
Updated Apr 1, 2013 7:54 AM CDT
Travelers on a concourse escalator pass by a window and a Northwest Airlines jet beyond at the Detroit Metro Airport in Detroit, Mich.   (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, file)

(Newser) – A terminal at Detroit's Metro Airport was evacuated for two hours this morning after an X-ray machine turned up a suspicious item, a spokesman says. Officials called in a bomb squad as hundreds of passengers trudged out of the terminal, apparently en route to an alternate terminal, CBS Detroit reports. "They’re not letting anyone board any flights and the flights are departing without passengers," said a witness. "All the gates are closed; the TSA is closed, and they’re stating it’s because they found a restricted item." One person is reportedly being questioned in the incident.

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JackNelsonSteward
Apr 1, 2013 12:35 PM CDT
Now, now ... y'all are pretty quick to harp on TSA about how they don't find things or "catch terrorists." Well, this is what it looks like when they do find "something." Y'get what's called "an abundance of caution" and stuff stops and places get cleared out. In over eight years on those lines, though, I don't think I ever saw any planes leave empty.
orlandojonny
Apr 1, 2013 10:43 AM CDT
Turned out to be a self help book on working hard and budgeting for the future...Detroit city leaders never saw anything like that before.
Zero_for_President
Apr 1, 2013 10:37 AM CDT
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