All Clear at JFK Terminal After Suspicious Package Investigation

Monday, Jul 25, 2011  |  Updated 9:35 AM EDT
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All Clear at JFK After Bag Scare

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Authorities have given the all-clear at an American Airlines terminal that was shut down at John F. Kennedy Airport because of a suspicious bag.

A law enforcement source said the bag was left by a man who was screened and boarded a flight to San Francisco. He left the bag in the business class lounge, the source said.

The Transportation Security Administration says a bomb-sniffing dog conducting routine screening gave an alert about the bag, so a bomb squad checked it out.

Authorities closed the check-in desk, the screening checkpoint and the roadway to the terminal, as a precaution.

The first alert was at about 7:42 a.m., and the all-clear was given around 9:15 a.m.

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