All-clear given at Atlanta airport after suspicious package investigation



A bomb squad has wrapped up its investigation of a suspicious package found at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday morning, officials said.

Airport spokeswoman Elise Durham told WSB the Atlanta Police Department and Atlanta Fire Rescue Department were on the scene at the international terminal.

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The police department's bomb unit was called to the scene, spokeswoman Officer Stephanie Brown said in a statement to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Sunday morning, adding that the package is outside of the terminal, and the airport's operations were not affected.

Durham confirmed to WSB that the investigation wrapped up around 12:15 p.m. The package turned out to be two flashlights and a weather radio.

The investigation came days after officials said Cesar Sayoc, a supporter of President Donald Trump, mailed more than a dozen packages to critics of Trump. Over the past week, tensions were high as buildings around the country were put on lockdown and the packages were located.

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