LaGuardia terminal evacuated

Officials cleared Terminal C at LaGuardia after a baggage handler spotted a suspicious package.
Posted By Gabrielle Levy   |   Feb. 4, 2014 at 12:32 PM
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NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- New York's LaGuardia Airport's Terminal C was evacuated late Tuesday morning after a a smoking package was spotted while being loaded onto a plane.

Port Authority officials cleared the terminal as a precaution after a worker reported a smoking package on a luggage ramp. The handler reportedly said the baggage seemed warm.

The package never made it onto the plane, a Delta aircraft which was headed to Richmond, Va., and the plane was brought back to the gate for evacuation. The plane was then moved to a remote location.

Employees were allowed back into the building around 12:30, with passengers expected to follow.

[CBS New York]

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