Atlanta International Airport Terminal E was evacuated and several flights were delayed when a suspicious package was found today.
‘Aviation sources told Channel 2′s Aaron Diamant that someone spotted a package described as a box with wires hanging from it near the Customs and Immigration area of Terminal E around 4:30 p.m.’
Several gates at Terminal E were evacuated and passengers on an Air France flight were removed from the plane as well.
‘One traveler told Channel 2 Action News they were not allowed to get off their plane until everything was cleared up.
“The captain came on and said we were on lock down and we would not leave until he didn’t know when and there were people that were not even allowed to get on this plane. They are still sitting in the passenger area. So we’re just told not to get up,” traveler Freddie Nichols said.’
A spokesman from Delta Airlines says they have found the owner of the package but did not release any further information.
Everything was reopened at 6:15 PM EDT.