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Discovery of suspicious item forces shutdown of Sky Harbor Terminal 3

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PHOENIX — Officials evacuated Sky Harbor International Airport Terminal Three for nearly two hours early Thursday as a precaution after discovery of a suspicious item.

Passengers and employees were hustled out of the terminal around 1 a.m. and entries to the facility were shut down.

An airport spokeswoman said there was almost no impact to flight schedules and site operations resumed as normal around 2:30 a.m. after the item was judged to be nondangerous.

Police Sgt. Vince Lewis said no threat had been made in connection with the item.

Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Hawaiian Airlines fly in and out of the terminal.

The Associated Press contributed to this item.

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