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Part of NY LaGuardia cleared; bag found harmless

  • Associated Press
  • February 4, 2014 - 12:35 PM

NEW YORK — The Port Authority says part of Terminal C at LaGuardia Airport was briefly evacuated as a precaution while law enforcement investigated a report of smoke coming from a bag.

Spokesman Joe Pentangelo (pehn-TAN'-juh-loh) said some ramp workers reported the issue shortly before noon Tuesday as Delta Flight 5208 to Richmond, Va., was preparing for departure.

Pentangelo said the bag was moved to a remote location, X-rayed and declared harmless.

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