Part of LaGuardia evacuated over suspicious package

Feb. 4, 2014 at 3:05 PM

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A portion of New York's LaGuardia airport was evacuated Tuesday after workers reported a package on the tarmac began smoking.

The incident took part of Terminal C out of commission for nearly three hours as law enforcement investigated the matter. The bag, which was to be loaded on a Delta flight to Richmond, Va., was moved to a remote portion of the airport, CBS reported.

No explanation was given for what caused it to smoke. NBC said the all-clear was given shortly after 2:30 p.m. to reopen the terminal.

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