All clear given after suspicious item investigation at CLT Airport

All clear given after suspicious item investigation at CLT Airport
According to airport officials, local law enforcement was responding to a possible security item in baggage claim. (Source: WBTV file photo)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Officials say law enforcement has given the all clear after investigating a suspicious item at Charlotte Douglas International Airport Monday afternoon.

According to airport officials, local law enforcement was responding to a possible security item in baggage claim. Officials said lower level traffic was being rerouted to the upper level.

A short time later, officials said law enforcement personnel remained at the airport and were currently working a suspicious item call.

Passengers have since started to repopulate the Terminal.

Airport officials said passengers may experience some delays retrieving luggage. Airlines are expected to work as quickly as possible to connect passengers with their bags.

CMPD says officers responded to an unattended baggage call around 3 p.m. A CMPD K-9 alerted to the baggage.

For precaution, patrons were evacuated from a small area around the baggage.

CMPD’s Bomb Squad Unit responded to the airport and evaluated the item. It was found to not be a threat and the all clear was given.

Officers located the owner and the owner took possession of the baggage.

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