Powdery Substance at NY's LaGuardia Not
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A suspicious
powdery substance was discovered at LaGuardia Airport on Friday,
causing a brief evacuation of the main terminal, authorities said.
The substance was not identified, but it was deemed not
hazardous, Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman
Heather Rosenker said.
The substance was discovered about 1 p.m. during the search of a
woman's handbag at an American Airlines section of the terminal,
said a police spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New
Jersey, which operates the city's airports.
The TSA spokeswoman said no one was injured but several baggage
screeners were decontaminated as a precaution.
Ten people who complained of feeling sick were treated at the
scene "as a precautionary measure," said Frank McCartney, a
spokesman for the Office of Emergency Management.
Normal operations at the terminal resumed about an hour later,
the Port Authority said.
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