Phoenix police bomb squad shuts down Sky Harbor Terminal 4
PHOENIX — A security checkpoint in a heavily used terminal at Sky Harbor Airport was shut down early Monday morning after a Phoenix bomb squad was called to check out a suspicious item.
The item at Terminal 4 turned out not be explosive.
Transportation Security Administration Michael England said the checkpoint for American Airlines flights was evacuated.
The Phoenix Police bomb squad investigated an image TSA deemed suspicious.
The shutdown of the A gates lasted less than an hour.
Some American Airline flights could be delayed, airport spokeswoman Julie Rodriguez said.
Security checkpoint A is now open. Thank you for your patience. @AmericanAir passengers, check flight status with the airline.
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Matt Cowan was among the passengers evacuated. He says passengers were feeling antsy because of the lack of information, but they were understanding as staff scurried to make up for the delay after the checkpoint reopened.
Terminal 4 is also home to Southwest Airlines.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.