May 6th, 2010
10:41 AM ET

All-clear after suspicious bag prompts evacuation

[Updated at 10:40 a.m.] An all-clear has been given at the Seattle-Tacoma Airport after a suspicious bag led to a partial airport evacuation. The bag was filled with a variety of electronics and batteries, officials said.

[Updated at 10:16 a.m.] A Delta spokeswoman told CNN the airline is cooperating with authorities at the Seattle-Tacoma Airport regarding the suspicious bag.

"As a precautionary measure, the baggage area and surrounding areas have been evacuated and we are currently assessing the impact to our flight schedule," spokeswoman Susan Elliot said in an e-mail.

[Updated at 9:50 a.m.] TSA said the suspicious bag was spotted in a room at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and the evacuations were made "out of an abundance of caution."

A TSA official said the bag had not yet been loaded onto an outbound flight, and officials were working to verify initial reports that there was smoke associated with the bag.

[Posted at 9:32 a.m.] A baggage handling room and claim area have been evacuated at Sea-Tac Airport in Washington state after a suspicious bag was found Thursday, a federal law enforcement source told CNN. Local police and Transportation Security Administration officials were at the scene.

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