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All clear at Seattle airport after bomb scare

A bomb squad has detonated a piece of suspicious luggage that was smoking at the Seattle-Tacoma airport.
/ Source: The Associated Press

A bomb scare at the Seattle-Tacoma airport interrupted operations for about two hours before a squad detonated a smoking bag and determined it contained a battery charger and electronics.

The incident Thursday morning forced the evacuation of several hundred passengers and delayed four flights.

Port of Seattle spokeswoman Terri-Ann Betancourt says a bomb squad gave the all-clear about 7:30 a.m.

The Transportation Security Administration says the bag was smoking in the Delta Air Lines checked baggage room. Spokesman Greg Soule says the area was evacuated out of an abundance of caution.

Two American Airlines flights and two Delta flights were delayed. Those passengers and others in the concourse were evacuated to other parts of the airport.