Nothing dangerous found in suspicious bag at Norfolk International

Passengers are again moving through a concourse at Norfolk International Airport, after much of the area was shut down following the discovery of a suspicious package at a TSA checkpoint on Thursday morning.

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Passengers are again moving through a concourse at Norfolk International Airport, after much of the area was shut down following the discovery of a suspicious package at a TSA checkpoint on Thursday morning.

Authorities say the incident began at 8 a.m. when the TSA spotted something suspicious in a bag at Concourse B, which leads to Delta and United Airlines flights.

Steve Sterling, the Deputy Executive Director of Administration and Operations for the airport tells 13News Now that portions of the airport were closed off, including the admin building. 

The Norfolk Police Department bomb squad was called out to investigate.

As a result, numerous flights were delayed, while others were moved from Concourse B to Concourse A. No flights were canceled. Click here for flight statuses at the airport,

According to a TSA statement, an x-ray image of the carry-on was suspicious, but it was later determined that there was nothing dangerous inside the bag. The carry-on contained personal and business items for a trade show.

Shortly before 11:30 a.m., Concourse B was reopened to passengers. 

PHOTOS: Concourse shut down following suspicious package at Norfolk International Airport

 

 

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