A suspicious package forced a terminal to shut down at a California airport
- Terminal B at Mineta San Jose International Airport was evacuated and closed for nearly an hour on Tuesday because of a suspicious package.
- Local authorities determined the package was "non-threatening."
- The contents of the package have not been revealed.
Terminal B at Mineta San Jose International Airport was evacuated this morning because of a suspicious package. The airport's Twitter account noted that the terminal closed at 11:00 am on Tuesday and reopened at 11:55 am.
The package was first noticed around 10 am, an airport representative told Business Insider. The San Jose Police Department, San Jose Fire Department, and a bomb squad were on site to investigate the package and decided it was "non-threatening." The contents of the package have not been revealed.Rather than forcing the passengers in Terminal B to go outside, the airport moved them to Terminal A so they wouldn't have to go through security again. Southwest and Alaska Airlines operate out of Terminal B.
The evacuation was documented on Twitter.
Terminal B at San Jose Airport is evacuated. Suspicious backpack found around 10:15am. Bomb squad called. Screened passengers in Terminal B taken to Terminal A so they won't have to be rescreened. Everyone else is out front. pic.twitter.com/lJQdRo4Bmz- Matt Keller (@MattKellerABC7) January 2, 2018