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Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport checkpoint reopened after police investigate item

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PHOENIX — Part of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport was shut down for about two hours Monday while police investigated an item at a security checkpoint.

There were reports of police investigating an unattended package, but the airport only said it was looking into an “item.”

The airport later said police were looking into an item at the C Security Checkpoint.

Normal operations resumed about 11 a.m.

Greg Royval said the security checkpoints at the A and D gates were open during the incident.

“Passengers are still able to use the other two checkpoints in Terminal 4 to access their gates,” he said.

Some outlets reported portions of Terminal 4 were being evacuated, by ABC News reported that was untrue.

The airport said it worked with airlines and at least one, Southwest, agreed to hold its flights while the situation was sorted out.

KTAR’s Jeremy Foster contributed to this report.

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