SEPTEMBER 11

Dulles Airport 'all clear' after suspicious item prompted gate evacuation

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8:30: Spokesperson Rob Yingling tells ABC7 that a trained dog "hit on boxes on pallets." The boxes were investigated and nothing harmful was found, he said.

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The airport is all clear now.

Suspicious item prompts gate evacuation at Dulles

CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) - Officials at Dulles International Airport have evacuated an area around a cargo container including several gates in a concourse that houses mostly international carriers after a suspicious item was found.

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Spokesman Rob Yingling says the item was found Saturday afternoon at the airport and the Virginia state explosive ordinance disposal team is on the scene. He says investigators are taking their time and officials are keeping the perimeter in place as a precaution.

He says officials are being extra vigilant in light of recent terror threats, and taking all precautions if something out of the ordinary is discovered.

Yingling says two outbound flights have been delayed because the aircraft were within the perimeter.

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