Police say that an x-ray of an abandoned suitcase that forced the evacuation of the city’s airport has shown the luggage to be empty.
Investigators say the action was taken around 3:30 pm after a screening swab gave a positive result when testing suitcase for explosives.
Police say the evacuation was conducted as a “precaution,” before deploying a bomb robot to examine the black suitcase that was left unattended.
Officials gave the green light for passengers to return and operations to resume shortly after 5pm.
Medium size black suitcase on the sidewalk of the passenger pickup area. This is NOT okay for the .1 % of folks who did not know this!— Bellingham Police (@BellinghamPD) October 9, 2016
More to come…