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Cleveland airport evacuated amid screening glitch

CLEVELAND (AP) - A glitch in a bag screening machine has led to an evacuation and delays at Cleveland's main airport.
Cleveland Hopkins airport spokeswoman Jackie Mayo says the entire airport was cleared at about 5:30 Friday morning when screeners at a checkpoint realized the machine was giving them a static image, not an accurate look at what was in passengers' carry-on bags.
Mayo says the 45-minute evacuation was undertaken as a precaution so a security sweep could be done. Passengers and their bags were then allowed back in to be rescreened.
She said the rescreening was still under way just before 7 a.m. so flight delays were likely throughout the morning.
Mayo declined to estimate how many people were affected by the evacuation.


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