Posted: Jun 5, 2012 6:46 PM by The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a luggage item that triggered a partial evacuation of a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport turned out to be a microphone in a case.
Airport spokeswoman Nancy Suey Castles says the item was spotted shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday during screening of checked bags in Terminal 6.
A bomb squad removed the item to a remote area so terminal operations could resume, and then determined it was not a threat.
The owner of the luggage was located and initially detained but was later released to resume travel plans. Castles says that person's identity will not be released.
Before the incident ended at 11:05 a.m., eight airlines reported delays of up to 2 hours for 27 departures. Arrivals were not affected.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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