Part of LaGuardia airport evacuated due to smoking bag, later declared harmless
Published Tuesday, February 4, 2014 12:46PM EST
NEW YORK -- The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says part of Terminal C at LaGuardia Airport was briefly evacuated as a precaution while law enforcement investigated a report of smoke coming from a bag.
Spokesman Joe Pentangelo said some ramp workers reported the issue shortly before noon Tuesday as Delta Flight 5208 to Richmond, Va., was preparing for departure.
Pentangelo said the bag was moved to a remote location, X-rayed and declared harmless.