Discovery Of Suspicious Item Sends Bomb Squad To Airport
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Operations at Pittsburgh International Airport are now back to normal after the Allegheny County Bomb Squad was called in to investigate the discovery of what officials called a suspicious item overnight.
KDKA’s Ross Guidotti reports that the item was found to be a backpack with computer wire and some computer components inside, according to investigators.
Authorities say the backpack was found around 10:30 p.m. in a vacant Port Authority bus that was near baggage pickup on the lower level.
While the investigation was going on, one security checkpoint located in that area was closed down. Also, inbound and outbound trams were shut down for about 90 minutes.
However, there were no outgoing flights at the time.
Officials say passengers arriving on incoming flights had to wait about a half an hour until buses were brought in to bring them from airside to landside.
There were no evacuations or lockdowns, and by 12:30 a.m. officials gave the all clear.