Suspicious bag headed to RIC clears part of NY LaGuardia - NBC12 - Richmond, VA News

Suspicious bag headed to RIC clears part of NY LaGuardia

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A suspicious bag intended for a Delta flight headed to Richmond International Airport forced evacuations at part of LaGuardia Airport Tuesday.

The Port Authority gave the all clear about an hour after there was determined to be no danger.

Law enforcement evacuated part of Terminal C after ramp workers reported smoke coming from a bag as Delta Flight 5208 to RIC was preparing for departure.

A spokesperson said the bag was moved to a remote location, X-rayed and declared harmless.

"Neither the bag nor its owner entered the plane, Delta Airlines Flight 5208, which is set to proceed to its original destination," according to an MSA release.

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