updated 1/26/2010 11:08:52 AM ET 2010-01-26T16:08:52

A concourse at Miami International Airport was closed for several hours after authorities discovered a suspicious suitcase.

The Transportation Security Administration says a Miami-Dade police dog alerted officers to a bag in Concourse J on Monday afternoon. The concourse, which handles mostly international flights, was evacuated, but the rest of the airport remained open.

Authorities were interviewing the bag's owner. The suspicious bag was removed by a Miami-Dade bomb squad robot. It wasn't immediately clear if the bag was a legitimate threat.

An airport spokesman says the concourse has since been reopened.

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