Louisville airport checkpoint shut by suspicious item

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Posted: Feb 09, 2016 10:41 AM

By Steve Bittenbender

LOUISVILLE, Ky (Reuters) - A federal security checkpoint at the Louisville International Airport in Kentucky was closed on Tuesday morning to investigate a suspicious item found in a carry-on bag, officials said.

At 8:30 a.m. EST, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration closed the checkpoint to investigate the item found by a scanner, according to airport spokeswoman Trish Burke and an airport tweet. No further details were provided.

Most of the airport, the airfield and terminal remained open, Burke said.

(Reporting by Steve Bittenbender in Louisville and Suzannah Gonzales in Chicago; Writing by Suzannah Gonzales; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)