Early morning traffic at Atlanta airport disrupted by unattended item

An investigation into an unattended item resulted in the closure of a portion of Terminal North at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Credit: john spink

Credit: john spink

An investigation into an unattended item resulted in the closure of a portion of Terminal North at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

A portion of Terminal North at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport was temporarily closed off early Thursday morning due to an investigation into an unattended item, according to officials.

The investigation led to long lines inside the airport.

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Credit: john spink

The closure affected the road in front of the terminal and areas inside the terminal. The investigation had a “slight impact to operations,” airport spokesman Andrew Gobeil said.

The incident was cleared, with traffic reopened and passenger flow resuming in those areas by around 7 a.m.