Detroit Airport Re-Opens After Evacuation

All-clear given as suspect is questioned

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 1, 2013 7:25 AM CDT | Updated Apr 1, 2013 7:54 AM CDT

(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.

Travelers on a concourse escalator pass by a window and a Northwest Airlines jet beyond at the Detroit Metro Airport in Detroit, Mich.
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)
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