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Checkpoint reopens at Charlotte airport after "security concern"

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A checkpoint at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport was temporarily shut down on Thursday morning after airport officials say there was a "security concern."

According to airport spokesperson Lee Davis, there was a security concern at one of the checkpoints on Thursday morning.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says the incident happened around 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

"A passenger at Charlotte Douglas International Airport left the checkpoint prior to the completion of the screening process," TSA officials told WBTV, "A subsequent review of the X-ray image of the individual's carry-on bag indicated there were no prohibited items inside." 

The incident resulted in that checkpoint being temporarily shut down as the TSA investigated.


People in the airport say at the time no one was explaining why the checkpoints were being shut down. 

"I heard somebody say code red code red.  All of sudden they shut like the doors, where you get through security," said Andrus Mack of Charlotte, "All of a sudden what happened was I could see I asked one of the security guards they didn't want to respond to me about that. I kept on asking, but they kept ignoring me.  But other than that, I didn't know what was going on ma'am."


According to the TSA and airport officials, the checkpoints re-opened after about six minutes and normal operations resumed.

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