Saturday morning investigation closes airport checkpoint

Published: Apr. 14, 2012 at 1:34 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 28, 2012 at 9:35 AM CDT
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New Orleans, La. - An suspicious item investigation at Louis Armstrong Airport shut down a security checkpoint for 45 minutes this morning.

A spokesperson for the airport says Concourse B closed at 8 AM and reopened at 8:45 AM.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) tells Fox 8 that a suspicious item was seen in a passenger's carry-on bag through X-ray devices forcing officials to take precautions.

TSA officials froze all operations at the airport during this period.

Transportation Explosive Experts were on scene of the incident and determined that the package was not a threat.

Officials say the airport is declared safe and all operations have returned to normal at this time.

No one was injured in this incident.