Detroit air terminal shut for suspicious item

Updated: 2007-09-13 23:40

WASHINGTON - Authorities shut down a terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Thursday after finding a suspicious package, according to media reports.

Passengers stand in front of a Northwest Airlines Boeing 747 at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, February 6, 2006. A Northwest Airlines terminal at the Detroit airport was shut down Thursday after authorities found a suspicious package, CNN reported. [Reuters]

Airport spokesman Michael Conway said the package was found on the third level of the McNamara Terminal in a place where deliveries are made, according to television station Local 4.

Authorities were evacuating people from a perimeter around the area, which includes a hotel, it said.

CNN identified it as a Northwest Airlines terminal.

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