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Logan's cargo area evacuated after package found

Nov. 23: A Transportation Safety Administration official talks on his mobile phone at a command center outside a portion of Logan Airport's cargo center in Boston. A suspicious package forced the evacuation of the cargo area of Boston's Logan International Airport.

Nov. 23: A Transportation Safety Administration official talks on his mobile phone at a command center outside a portion of Logan Airport's cargo center in Boston. A suspicious package forced the evacuation of the cargo area of Boston's Logan International Airport.  (AP)

A suspicious package has forced the evacuation of the cargo area of Boston's Logan International Airport.

Airport spokesman Phil Orlandella says the package with a Nigerian address was found Tuesday, causing federal officials to order an evacuation of the area.

He said agents in bomb suits are investigating the discovery in the Delta Cargo building.

Orlandella says a K-9 dog doing routine security picked up a scent from the building, prompting the investigation.

He says no passenger flights were affected since the cargo building is about a mile away from passenger gates.

No further information was immediately available.