Boston airport suspect bags all clear

2010-11-23 23:24

Boston - Suspect bags that prompted evacuation of a cargo hangar at Boston airport were declared safe on Tuesday after a check by the bomb squad, officials said.

"They found nothing but household items and nothing that was a threat. The situation is over," said Logan International Airport spokesperson Phil Orlandella.

The alert started when a sniffer dog singled out two duffel bags with Nigerian addresses at a Delta Airlines cargo hangar.

Police and FBI agents immediately cordoned off the area, which was not near passenger terminals, and the bomb squad arrived to investigate the bags.

There was no disruption to passengers or flights at the airport, one of the busiest in the US northeast.

Security is especially high at US airports after an incident in November when the Yemeni branch of al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for two package bombs mailed to Chicago-area synagogues.

The bombs were intercepted before reaching US soil.