Why Was Terminal A at Boston’s Logan Airport Evacuated?
It was another challenging Sunday of travel at Boston's Logan International Airport as Terminal A was evacuated.
As Easter weekend travelers lined up to head home, a TSA agent noticed a suspicious-looking item in a piece of luggage as it was x-rayed around 4 p.m., Massachusetts State Police told WHDH TV. Hundreds of travelers were sent outside while a bomb squad team examined the luggage.
Turns out it was an old and damaged PlayStation console, State Police told WHDH.
“The condition of the console caused abnormalities in the image produced when it was x-rayed, prompting the screeners’ concern,” State Police said in a statement to CBS Boston.
Travelers who crowded the sidewalks around the terminal, which houses Delta Airlines, were allowed back into the terminal after 5 p.m.
Some planes were also evacuated, a traveler told WCVB TV.