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Suspicious package at airport was forgotten luggage


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An abandoned piece of luggage at the Roswell Air Center prompted a temporary evacuation of the airport’s terminal and the delay of some flights Friday.

Todd Wildermuth, public information officer with the Roswell Police Department, said police were called by airport personnel at about noon after a suspicious package was reported at the airport.

Bomb technicians with the New Mexico State Police were dispatched to the scene. When technicians were examining the luggage, its owner came back to the airport and said that it belonged to her.

No one was in danger during the incident and Wildermuth said the terminal was reopened by 3 p.m. Some flights were delayed as a result, but as of Friday afternoon, Wildermuth said he did not know how many.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or breakingnews@rdrnews.com.

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