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Sky Harbor reopens terminal after police investigate 'suspicious item'

Phoenix police arrived at Terminal 4 as a precaution on Thursday morning.
Credit: Faith Abercrombie

PHOENIX — A large crowd gathered creating confusion at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport Thursday morning after a suspicious item was reported. 

At approximately 10 a.m. authorities arrived at the south curb of Terminal 4 and closed it while officers from the Phoenix Police Department investigated a "suspicious item" left in the area to ensure public safety, according to airport officials.

Portions of baggage claim and the ticketing levels were also cleared as a precaution, according to officials.

Around 10:50 a.m., the area was reported safe and the situation was resolved, allowing operations to return to normal, officials released.

There are some flight delays and travelers should check their flight status before arriving at the airport.

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