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Atlanta Police and Fire Departments have cleared the Hartsfield-Jackson’s International Terminal after investigating a suspicious package.
Airport spokeswoman Elise Durham confirmed that the investigation was complete at 12:15 p.m. to Channel 2 Action News. According to Durham, the package was two flashlights and a weather radio.
The investigation into the suspicious package began just before 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. The airport tweeted that all traffic at the International Terminal had been diverted.
According to spokeswoman Officer Stephanie Brown, the package was located outside of the terminal and it did not affect the airports operations.
This investigation was only days after Cesar Sayoc mailed over a dozen packages to critic of President Donald J. Trump. Tensions have been high as buildings nationwide were placed on lockdown while packages were located.
Channel 2 Action News received the following statement from spokesman Officer S. R. Brown:
Atlanta Police are on scene at the Hartsfield Jackson International Terminal in reference to a suspicious package located outside the terminal. At this time all traffic at the International Terminal is being diverted to the departures level at this time. Airport Operations are unaffected at this time. The Atlanta Bomb Unit is currently on scene accessing the situation. The investigation continues.
However, the investigation has been completed concerning the suspicious package. The package contained two flashlights and a weather radio.
By Jeanette Smith
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