All clear at airport after bomb squad investigates backpack - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

All clear at airport after bomb squad investigates backpack

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Portland International Airport resumed normal operations Wednesday morning after a late-night security scare caused some problems for travelers.

No flights at the airport were ever affected, but a suspicious bag did lead to interruptions in MAX service and traffic backups on Interstate 205.

Police and the bomb squad were called out to the airport at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday after a backpack was found sitting on a bench.

The response led police to close off a large section of the baggage claim area.

A bomb squad member wearing protective gear looked into the backpack, and didn't find any explosives.

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