The Latest: TSA says item at Phoenix airport not explosive

The Latest on a security situation Monday morning at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix (all times local):


A security checkpoint at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix has reopened after a police bomb squad was summoned to check out an item that produced a suspicious X-Ray image.

Transportation Security Administration spokesman Michael England says the bomb squad checked the item and determined it wasn't explosive. Airport spokeswoman Julie Rodriguez says the closure lasted about an hour Monday morning.

Matt Cowan was among the passengers evacuated. He says passengers were feeling antsy because of the lack of information, but they were understanding as staff scurried to make up for the delay after the checkpoint reopened.

No additional information was immediately available.


6:50 a.m.

A Phoenix Police Department bomb squad is at Sky Harbor International Airport to check out a suspicious image at a security checkpoint.

Transportation Security Administration Michael England says the checkpoint was evacuated Monday morning. England says no additional information is immediately available.

Airport spokeswoman Julie Rodriguez says some American Airlines flights might be delayed.

Police spokesman Trent Crump confirmed that police are assisting TSA at the airport but declined to elaborate.

The checkpoint is in Terminal 4, which serves American and Southwest airlines.