Last updated: 03:21 PM ET, Tue February 09 2016

Louisville Airport Reopens After Suspicious Device Causes Delays

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | February 09, 2016

Louisville Airport Reopens After Suspicious Device Causes Delays

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The Louisville International Airport has once again reopened Tuesday after the Transportation Security Administration found a suspicions device that shut down the facility’s main security checkpoint.

According to Kyle Higaki and Mary Lyons of, TSA officials notified the Louisville Metro Police Department when the unidentified suspicious device was discovered, and authorities immediately brought in the bomb squad.

The LMPD bomb squad removed the suspicious device from the security checkpoint, and the passengers going through security at the time of the incident were told to remain where they were while officers investigate.

Several departing flights were delayed as authorities investigated the suspicious device, and arriving planes were forced to ask passengers to stay onboard until they were given the all clear by police.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation was also called to the scene for the investigation, and the department released a statement saying that the device has been deemed safe and that Louisville International Airport was once again fully operational.

The FBI went on to report there were no indications of unlawful activity, and that the agency had turned the case over fully to local authorities.


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