Two coucourses at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport were closed for 3½ hours Sunday when a security device gave what turned out to be a false reading indicating explosives in a carry-on bag.
No explosives were found. The concourse shutdowns left passengers milling about the terminal at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, which has more than 600 flights daily.
The concourses which handle Continental and Northwest flights reopened about 6:15 p.m. after FBI agents, police and bomb-sniffing dogs checked the area.
From the AP
Reuben Sheperd, director of the city agency that runs the airport, said the concourses were evacuated when a device indicated a piece of carryon baggage might have explosives.
A woman, who had passed through the security checkpoint, was stopped and her bag was seized. She was checked and released.