Detroit Airport Evacuation At McNamara Terminal Lifted After 'Suspicious Situation' [UPDATE]

Jun 18, 2013 | Updated Aug 18, 2013

The Detroit Free Press reports that an explosive ordinance disposal team did not find anything hazardous after a bomb-sniffing dog caused concern about some cargo during a routine inspection.

Employees and customers were cleared out of the area for less than two hours.


"We've cleared out a section of the McNamara terminal and moved customers to the ends of the customers, from gates A 20 to A 38," Director of Public Affairs Michael Conway told The Huffington Post. "There's a suspicious situation out on the ramps, down where the airplanes are parked."

He said TSA and public safety officials are responding and "carefully investigating" the situation. In the meantime, Conway said that flights are arriving and departing elsewhere at the airport on time.

The international airport is located in Romulus outside of Detroit. In April, the smaller North Terminal was temporarily evacuated after a suspicious object was found at a security checkpoint.