November 23rd, 2010
02:40 PM ET

All-clear at Boston airport after package scare

[Updated at 2:39 p.m.] A security scare at Boston's Logan International Airport ended with an all-clear after the two bags that triggered the alert were found to be harmless, Massachusetts State Police said Tuesday afternoon.

[Updated at 1:45 p.m.] Massachusetts Port Authority spokesman Phil Orlandella tells CNN the evacuation was sparked by a canine unit getting a "hit" on two duffle bags.

The bags had not been loaded onto a plane, Orlandella said.

[Posted at 1:28 p.m.] The cargo building at Boston Logan International Airport has been evacuated as authorities investigate a suspicious package, Massachusetts Port Authority spokesman Phil Orlandella told CNN.

He would not say what about the package sparked suspicions. The cargo building is not near passenger terminals and airport operations are unaffected.

The Massachusetts State Police, State Bomb Squad, Boston Fire Department and Logan Fire Department are all responding to the investigation, Sgt. Matthew Murray of the Massachusetts State Police told CNN.

This story is developing. We'll bring you the latest information as soon as we get it.

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  1. Frank

    When suitcase NUKES goes off in 50 major cities around the U.S. at the same time and the goverment is destroyed and the Russian,Chinese and Cuban invade us at the same time because we are defenseless I hope everyone has a nice day.

    November 23, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. baruch

    So, once again, something that was not a bomb did not explode. Wow...scary!! Look at all this hype designed to freak us out...and to get us to allow ourselves to be irradiated or groped by the TSA. Good timing TSA! This is yet another terror scam folks, brought to you by the US government.

    November 23, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. CommonSense

    Boston is like a red headed step child, crying out for attention... Who the hell would wanna bomb Boston??? New York, Washington D.C., hell, even Los Angeles are major cities with 'REAL' terrorist appeal...

    If you people were "on the ball" on September 11th 2001 we wouldn't be in the mess that we're in now... Wake up people and stop scaring the citizens of this country with your false alarms!

    November 23, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Robert R

    Looks to me like Tsa is getting overly jumping you think they know something we the public don't know? Will this security hurt us the people in the long run we could be focusing to much on one thing and missing something that is completely obvious

    November 23, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Walter

    What a BAD DOG! NO, NO!

    November 23, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. What if?

    Hey, wouldn't it be funny if maybe one of the passengers was a pet owner and that bag contained a few doggie treats for the road. Its not unusual to do that, and my dogs would sure circle THAT bag! All this craziness has gotten out of hand.

    November 23, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Wanderlust or Bust

    Hey, that's my bag! Okay, maybe not, but one things for sure ... with all this drama going on, it's no wonder they went and made a movie about it:

    November 23, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. samson


    November 23, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  9. juljo

    Quick! Naked scans and full body pat downs on all those who work in cargo!

    November 23, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. mike

    ok sry babies no1 TSA doesnt do cargo its up to private companies
    the xray doesnt show your body like alot of people think and the pat down has been done for years
    its just now they really check if you dont like it here go overseas see how you make it past security
    you wouldnt make your plane
    and if you go to private screening hello you still follow the same rules

    November 24, 2010 at 2:40 am | Report abuse |
  11. brian d

    Oh ya lets profile and the the 1st time they suspect a black person who is ligit then TSA would be racist right STFU and let these ppl do their jobs they're only trying to keep us safe stupid azz ppl

    November 24, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  12. brian d

    Oh ya lets just start profiling everyone and the 1st legit black person that gets searched will be screaming racist right STFU and let these ppl do their jobs they're only trying to keep us safe

    November 24, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. freedom fighter

    Just check all the muslims first

    I know that not all muslims are terrorists.....




    November 24, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
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