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ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials closed down all security checkpoints Wednesday afternoon after a "suspicious device" was detected in a screening machine.
The airport still remained open and operating, although airport spokeswoman Felicia Browder acknowledged there was no way for passengers entering the airport to get to their airplanes.
Browder declined to comment further, saying the airport's general manager would hold a news conference at 4 p.m.
Federal Transportation Security Administration workers detected the suspicious item inside a bag just before 2 p.m., Browder said.
Originally posted by Speakeasy
A "suspicious device" you say? Well, that narrows it down, doesn't it?