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UPDATE: All clear at Atlanta airport after police investigate ‘suspicious package’

Crews investigate a suspicious package at the Atlanta airport Sunday morning.
Crews investigate a suspicious package at the Atlanta airport Sunday morning.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

A “suspicious package” at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport was deemed harmless after it was investigated by a bomb squad Sunday morning, officials said.

Atlanta police and fire were called to the scene at the international terminal to look into the package, airport spokeswoman Elise Durham said.

Around noon, the investigation was wrapping up after officials found the package contained two flashlights and a weather radio, Durham said.

The police department’s bomb unit was called to the scene, spokeswoman Officer Stephanie Brown said in a statement.

She said the package was outside of the terminal, and the airport’s operations were not affected.

Traffic at the international terminal was diverted to the departures level during the probe.

About two hours later, the airport tweeted that traffic was back to normal and all of the parking decks were operational.

The investigation comes just days after officials said a Florida man mailed explosive packages to more than a dozen of President Trump's critics. Over the past week, tensions were high as buildings around the country were put on lockdown and the packages were located.

Traffic outside the airport was affected Sunday morning.
Traffic outside the airport was affected Sunday morning.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

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