TSA Gives 'All Clear' at Boston Airport

Baggage handlers at Philadelphia International Airport were concerned about a checked bag aboard the flight. That bag was re-screened in Boston

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    Some tense moments after a US Airways flight was evacuated after landing in Boston this morning due to a report of a suspicious bag possibly on board.

    Flight No. 1716 left Philadelphia at 9:10a.m. from Gate C19 and arrived at Logan International Airport at 10:16a.m. at Gate B16.

    The TSA eventually gave an "all clear" at the airport and released this statement: 

    Out of an abundance of caution, a checked bag on board US Air #1716 (PHL-BOS) was re-screened at Logan International Airport upon landing after baggage handlers at PHL noted concern.  The flight landed safely at BOS and passengers were deplaned and bused to their gate.  TSA and the Massachusetts State Police responded.  While properly screened by TSA at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), the bag was re-screened by local EOD at BOS as a precaution and has been cleared.

    Security is on heightened alert after yesterday's bombings at the Boston Marathon.

    In New York, a terminal at LaGuardia Airport was evacuated, according to NBCNewYork, after law enforcement received reports of a potentially suspicious package in a shopping area.

    As of this afternoon no one has been charged in the Boston bombings. 

     


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