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Suspicious Item Found At Miami Airport

Miami Airport

08/30/11 05:29 PM ET   AP

MIAMI — Officials say the area around a security checkpoint at Miami International Airport was temporarily evacuated after a suspicious note was found on a suitcase.

Airport officials say the suitcase was not dangerous. They did not immediately release the contents of the note.

Airport spokesman Greg Chin says the security checkpoint to Concourse F was closed for about an hour Tuesday afternoon.

Passengers who had already passed through security were able to go to their gates, but a couple of flights were delayed.

Authorities have since reopened the concourse.

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