Terminal evacuated after suspicious package found at Texas airport

10:03, December 18, 2010      

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Portions of a terminal at an airport in the U.S. state of Texas were evacuated Friday after a suspicious package was found, an airport spokesman said.

Operations have returned to normal after officials used robots to move the package to a remote location for investigation, said David Magana, spokesman of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

The initial report that led to the evacuation was for a suspicious vibrating noise coming from an overnight drop box at Terminal D at the airport.

Security officials evacuated an area of about five gates near the center of Terminal D as the investigation continued.

Two flights were delayed and several others were re-routed to other airports during the incident that lasted a little more than 2 hours.

The package was not immediately opened and the investigation continued. The airport doesn't expect to provide further updates on the package, Magana was quoted by local media as saying.

Source: Xinhua
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