Suspicious package investigation causes chaos at Atlanta airport

ATLANTA — A suspicious-package investigation caused chaos at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Tuesday afternoon.

The airport said a suspicious package was reported in Concourse F, part of the international terminal, and the area had to be cordoned off while emergency crews investigated the package.

A viewer sent in video that showed hundreds of people evacuated outside the International Terminal.

The airport tweeted shortly before 6 p.m. that the all-clear had been given and that airport operations were returning to normal.


Delta Air Lines sent Channel 2 Action News a statement saying:

“Delta is working with Hartsfield-Jackson airport officials as they take action to keep operations flowing safely. Any ensuing flight delays will be handled by our airport teams.”

We are still working to learn what the package was that caused the emergency measures.

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