Mystery Bag Forces D-FW Terminal Evacuation

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Portions of a terminal at Dallas-Fort
Worth International Airport were evacuated for about three hours Saturday while authorities inspected a suitcase emitting smoke and
liquid.

An airport police officer spotted the suitcase before noon at the southern portion of Terminal E's baggage claim. Fire officials ordered the area within 300 feet cleared.

Police and fire officials examined the bag and found no hazardous materials. No additional details where provided.

The airport declined to identify the flight or airline carrying the bag.

Officials say they identified the bag's owner, but the person was not on the corresponding flight. It's likely the bag may be part of some luggage arriving on later flights because of recent heightened security measures.

No flights were canceled, but four flights were delayed by as much as an hour.


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