Flights halted briefly at SFO over suspicious baggage

November 19, 2012 9:51:03 AM PST
Outgoing flights by United Airlines at San Francisco International Airport were briefly halted this morning after authorities found a checked bag believed to be suspicious, a Transportation Security Administration spokesman said.

The luggage triggered an alarm and required an inspection by TSA and United representatives at about 8:30 a.m., said TSA spokesman Nico Melendez.

United flights were briefly grounded but were released for takeoff at about 8:50 a.m., according to airport spokesman Doug Yakel.

Authorities are not yet saying what was in the baggage and the incident remains under investigation, Melendez said.


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