All clear given at Charlotte Douglas Airport after investigation into suspicious item

All clear given at Charlotte Douglas Airport after investigation into suspicious item


ACCESS TO THIS TRIP. YOU ARE WATCHING EYEWITNESS NEWS LIVE AT 5:00. WE BEGIN WITH THE BREAKING NEWS AT CHARLOTTE DOUGLAS AIRPORT. THE POLICE ARE THERE INVESTIGATING A SUSPICIOUS ITEM THAT WAS DISCOVERED IN THE BAGGAGE CLAIM AREA. SOURCES ARE TELLING US A DOG SNIFFED OUT SOMETHING AND CAUSING ALL OF THIS. WE ARE LIVE OUTSIDE OF THE AIRPORT WHERE IT IS CAUSING TRAFFIC BACK UPS AND CONFUSION YOU ARE RIGHT. JUST LOOK BEHIND ME. YOU CAN SEE A LONG LINE OF CARS THAT STRETCHES ALL OF THE WAY OUT TO THE PARKWAY AND ALSO ALL OF THE WAY TO THE AIRPORT TERMINAL. LET ME CALL FOR CHOPPER VIDEO FROM CHOPPER 9 RIGHT NOW SO YOU CAN HAVE AN AERIAL LOOK AT THE SCENE THAT WE — THAT THIS SITUATION HAS CREATED. AS YOU MENTIONED ABOUT AN HOUR OR SO AGO SOURCES TELL US THAT ONE OF THE AIRPORT K-9 DOGS HIT ON A PACKAGE. WE DON’T KNOW IF IT WAS A PIECE OF LUGGAGE OR A BAG OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. AS A RESULT OF THAT, OUT OF CAUTION, THEY BASICALLY HAVE LOCKED DOWN THE AIRPORT. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF PEOPLE AT THE PARKING GARAGE AND PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN TOLD TO SHELTER IN PLACE. AT THIS POINT IN TIME WE DON’T KNOW WHERE THEY ARE IN THIS PROCESS. IT COULD TAKE HOURS FOR THEM TO RESOLVE IN TERMS OF, YOU KNOW, HOW LONG THIS AREA IS LOCKED DOWN. IF YOU COME OUT TO ME LIVE NOW. I WILL TELL YOU, OBVIOUSLY, IF YOU GOT A FLIGHT HEADING OUT THIS WAY BEST CALL THE AIRLINES. WE WERE IN TRAFFIC TRYING TO GET TO THE TERMINAL ABOUT 30 MINUTES AGO AND I WOULD SAY WE WERE MOVING PROBABLY AN INCH AT A TIME SO IT IS REALLY AT A CRAWL RIGHT NOW. I HAVE AN UPDATE JUST HEARING THAT THEY HAVE GIVEN

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