The all-clear signal has been given by a bomb squad that investigated a suspicious package reported at a San Francisco International Airport security checkpoint Friday, an airport spokesman said.
At around 11:30 a.m., federal security agents spotted a suspicious package going through an x-ray machine in the screening lines of a checkpoint in Terminal One.
The bomb squad was called in to examine the package and one passenger was being questioned in connection with the package, according to SFO spokesman Mike McCarron.
McCarron said he did not know if the person was in custody.
All passengers at Delta's Boarding Area C in Terminal One were stopped at security.
The all-clear was given around 1:20 p.m. after the bomb squad checked out the package and determined there was no threat.
As it turned out, it was an elderly woman in a wheelchair who caused the security breach.
"What was in the package was oxygen cylinders and oxygen generator for a passenger traveling with oxygen," said McCarron.
"What made us suspicious was she couldn't answer the screeners’ questions about what was in the bag," said San Francisco Police Deputy Chief David Shinn. "Because she said she wasn't the one who packed it. That triggered a red flag."
During the closure of Boarding Area C in Terminal One, McCarron said passengers were redirected to other boarding areas, then bussed to their Delta flights. He said some flights were delayed because of the lockdown.
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