Seattle airport returns to normal after bomb scare

08:15, May 07, 2010      

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Operations at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport returned to normal Thursday morning after being partially shut down for two hours because of a bomb scare, according to media reports.

A suspicious, smoking bag found under the airport's Concourse A at about 5:30 a.m. local time forced police to evacuate a portion of the airport, and a bomb squad was called to check out the piece of luggage, local KING5 television station reported.

The bag turned out to contain batteries and electronics, and the bomb squad gave the all-clear about two hours later.

"We're not quite sure at this point as to what exactly may have caused the smoke," Perry Cooper, an airport spokesman, was quoted as saying.

"It may have been say a battery charger or something like that that may have smoked but at this point they're still evaluating as to what exactly caused the smoke," he added.

Four flights, two on American Airlines and two on Delta Air Lines, were delayed due to the incident, the airport said.



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