• All-clear given at Charlotte airport after investigation into suspicious item


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte Douglas International Airport said police have given the all-clear after an investigation into a "possible security item" Monday afternoon in the baggage claim area.

    Sources told Channel 9 a dog sniffed out a suspicious item.

    The airport tweeted that lower-level traffic was being rerouted to the upper level.

    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's bomb squad responded to the area where the unattended baggage was found and determined there was no threat.

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    Messages with updates for those in the terminal were being provided every five to 10 minutes, and people were being told to stay in place.

    The airport tweeted around 5 p.m. that law enforcement gave the all clear, and passengers were being allowed back into the terminal.

    Chopper 9 Skyzoom flew over the airport, where we could see lines of cars waiting to get to the terminal.

    Officers said they found the bag's owner and returned it.

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