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Suspicious package found at MAF identified as misplaced luggage

A reporter on scene says employees were allowed back into the building after an evacuation that lasted about an hour and 45 minutes.

MIDLAND, Texas —

A suspicious package was found at Midland International Air and Space Port, according to a City of Midland spokesperson.

The Midland Police bomb squad were called out to the scene to inspect it.

A reporter on scene says employees have been allowed back into the building after an evacuation that lasted about an hour and 45 minutes. 

The airport started letting travelers back in at around 6 p.m. Lines are long as people move back inside and make their way through TSA.

According to a Midland Police Department Lieutenant, the suspicious package has been identified as misplaced luggage and returned to the owner. They were questioned by the FBI following the incident but was found to not have intentionally left the luggage..

A few flights were canceled and a few others were delayed, the spokesperson said. The airport is working to ensure passengers are being accommodated.

This is all the information we currently have on the situation. We will update this story as more details are made available.

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