The bomb squad removes a piece of luggage at a closed down North Terminal at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Mich., Monday April 1, 2013. Authorities evacuated the smaller of two terminals at the airport for about two hours and detained one person as a bomb squad responded to a suspicious item at a security checkpoint. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT
Monday, April 01, 2013 4:05 pm
Detroit airport terminal reopened after evacuation
The Associated Press
The airport said in a statement that a "suspicious object" was found at a Transportation Security Administration screening checkpoint at 5:50 a.m. at the airport's North Terminal in Romulus. The airport said the check-in lobby was shut down.
The airport said the squad left the terminal with the item, which had been in an X-ray machine, and travelers were allowed to return about 8:20 a.m.
Airport spokesman Scott Wintner says in an email a person associated with the object was detained, but he didn't have details.
The TSA said in a statement the evacuation was a "precautionary measure."