Boston Airport Evacuated After ‘Suspicious Item’ Discovered In X-Ray


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Boston’s Logan International Airport was evacuated Sunday after a suspicious item was discovered by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents.

TSA Agents found the item while screening luggage for a Delta Air Lines flight, according to MassLive. Upon discovery, the entirety of Terminal A of the airport was evacuated, WCVB noted. Passengers on some flights waiting for takeoff were also evacuated, MassLive continued. (RELATED: Woman Cut In Two In Easter Sunday Hit-And-Run)

State Police Bomb Squad responded an hour later and determined that the item was a PlayStation video game console in an aged and damaged condition, WCVB reported. The degraded condition of the PlayStation caused abnormalities when it was scanned through an X-ray machine, the outlet continued. After the bomb squad confirmed that the package was a PlayStation, operations at the terminal returned to normal, ABC7 reported.

“I had a 6 p.m. flight and I was just getting to the airport. When I got out of the car, a bunch of people ran out screaming, so I got back in the car. I didn’t hear what they were screaming about,” Pam Lovano, a traveler, told the WCVB. “Then we drove around the terminals again. By the time we got back, Terminal A had been closed by the cops and I could see the people standing outside.”

A Delta Air Lines representative told WCVB that the company held flights for as long as they could and were making the necessary accommodations and would re-book customers as needed.