LaGuardia terminal evacuated in NYC, 1 in custody


Published: Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 8:14 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 8:14 a.m.

NEW YORK Authorities say a main terminal of LaGuardia Airport in New York City has been evacuated and a police bomb squad has arrested a man and is searching his bag.

John Kelly, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, say the airport's main terminal building was evacuated shortly after 5:30 a.m. Saturday. He didn't know how many passengers were there at the time.

Kelly says one man is in custody. He says Port Authority and the city police department's bomb squad are investigating the man's bag.

The NYPD isn't commenting on the arrest.

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