Detroit airport terminal reopened after evacuation

Authorities evacuated part of the smaller of two terminals at Detroit Metropolitan Airport for about two hours Monday as a bomb squad responded to a suspicious item at a security checkpoint.
The all-clear was given at about 8 a.m. and travellers were allowed to return to the terminal shortly afterward. (Associated Press File Photo)

Authorities evacuated part of the smaller of two terminals at Detroit Metropolitan Airport for about two hours Monday as a bomb squad responded to a suspicious item at a security checkpoint.

Airport spokesman Mike Conway says the check-in lobby at the airport's North Terminal in Romulus was shut down about 6:15 a.m.

Conway says a bomb squad responded to inspect the item that was in an X-ray machine at a security checkpoint.

A squad pulled away from the terminal about 8 a.m. and travelers were allowed to return to the terminal shortly afterward.

Hundreds of people were earlier seen walking away from the terminal along a sidewalk, many pulling or carrying luggage.

The all-clear was given at about 8 a.m. and travellers were allowed to return to the terminal shortly afterward.

A statement issued by the airport said that because the investigation surrounding this incident is ongoing, no further details were available.