AC Airport Evacuated for Suspicious Package

Operations returning to normal after "suspicious package" found

By Karen Araiza
|  Friday, Apr 19, 2013  |  Updated 4:13 PM EDT
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AC Airport Reopening Following Scare

April 19, 2013: The Atlantic City International Airport was evacuated while emergency crews checked out a suspicious package.

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Operations are returning to normal at Atlantic City International Airport this afternoon after the bomb squad checked out a suspicious package.

The item was found in a a family bathroom on the first floor of the airport around 12:30 p.m.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and New Jersey State Police's bomb squad were all on-site.

State police won't say exactly what the item is, but they are now saying it is not a threat.

The incident disrupted air traffic and road traffic.

Passengers were taken off a Spirit Airlines flight and the Federal Aviation Administration is preventing any takeoffs or landings until the all-clear had been given. No cars were allowed to enter the airport area either.

Spirit is the lone commercial carrier at AC International. The airport also services private airlines, or what's known as general aviation.

The airport is located in Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County, N.J.

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