ROMULUS, Mich. — Authorities evacuated the smaller of two terminals at Detroit Metropolitan Airport for about two hours and detained one person as a bomb squad responded to a suspicious item at a security checkpoint.
The airport said in a statement that a "suspicious object" was found at a Transportation Security Administration screening checkpoint at 5:50 a.m. at the airport's North Terminal in Romulus. The airport said the check-in lobby was shut down.
The airport said the squad left the terminal with the item, which had been in an X-ray machine, and travelers were allowed to return about 8:20 a.m.
Airport spokesman Scott Wintner says in an email a person associated with the object was detained, but he didn't have details.
The TSA said in a statement the evacuation was a "precautionary measure."
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The only person you can ultimately count on is yourself.
No one else can give you the mental will, physical stamina, and common sense that you're going to need to survive. So don't depend on others - since you may be alone! Make your plans, pack your own survival kit, and if something unplanned happens when you are on your own in the wild, be prepared to take care of your own needs as well as the needs of your teammates. This self-sufficient attitude is empowering in itself. Remember that your life depends on what you do, not on the chance that a teammate will be there to do for you what you can't do for yourself. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/shutterbc/734191623/sizes/l/in/photostream/" target="_hplink"><em>Flickr photo by Rich Moffitt</em></a>
Always leave behind detailed plans and timetables.
...with a trusted person. That way, if you're missing, a search party is likely to be sent out sooner than later if you fail to arrive back when expected. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/joelanman/366190064/sizes/z/in/photostream/" target="_hplink"><em>Flickr photo by Joe Lanman</em></a>
Prepare for the contingencies.
-Becoming lost. It's not enough to rely on your good sense of direction. Always carry at least one compass, a map, and GPS. Don't move unless you know where you are and where you are going. Many very experienced point men and navigators have become lost or disoriented in the wild. Remember that the consequences of panic can be fatal. Do a good map study, reevaluate your situation, and allow the adrenaline that has flooded your system and put you in fight or flight mode to subside. -Darkness. With darkness we shift from relying primarily on seeing to relying primarily on hearing. This is an uncomfortable change for some people. -Being stranded. There are countless contingencies under which you could be stuck in the wilderness for an extended period of time. Anticipate that this could happen and plan for ways to alert others and make your way to safety. -Illness or injury. Treat any injuries --yours or your teammates. Self aid and buddy aid. Your health is most important for survival. Any time you go into the wilderness there's always the possibility that you can become injured or ill. Practice and develop your own wilderness first-aid skills. -Extreme weather. There is no such thing as bad weather, just different types of weather. Always be prepared. Snow, rain, or extreme heat or cold can impact your ability to survive. Before heading out, make sure you have the proper clothing, water, and the ability to shelter yourself for extended periods of time. Dress using layers to avoid overheating. Seek or build a shelter in extreme conditions. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/chefranden/99006850/sizes/o/in/photostream/" target="_hplink"><em>Flickr photo by chefranden</em></a>
Assess your situation as objectively as you can.
What needs to be done to assure your safety? Do you need to move to a a safer area? Observe the area of your location. What are the hazards? Are there enemy or friendly forces in the immediate area? What are the advantages? Is there water nearby? What can you take advantage of to help you survive? Plan your next move carefully. Work out a plan in your head first. If you're satisfied with it, proceed. If not, give yourself time to come up with a better alternative. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/giglogo/6189582533/sizes/l/in/photostream/" target="_hplink"><em>Flickr photo by Social Media Sass</em></a>
Take stock of your supplies and immediate needs.
A healthy person can survive for several weeks without food, and several days without water. So water is your most important requirement. Under normal circumstances, the human body requires two quarts of water daily to maintain adequate hydration. Don't ration the water you have to last for many days. Drink what you need. It's better to have water in your body than in a bottle or canteen. Conserve water by minimizing sweating by wearing a hat, sitting in the shade, moving only at night, and so on. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/creative_tools/4332092657/sizes/l/in/photostream/" target="_hplink"><em>Flickr photo by Creative Tools</em></a>
Always carry a whistle, mirror, and matches to start a fire. Smoke is visible from far away in the day. <em><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevendepolo/3830812620/sizes/o/in/photostream/" target="_hplink">Flickr photo by stevedepolo</a></em>
Food isn't an immediate concern unless you're reasonably sure that rescue is many days or weeks off. As a general rule, avoid plant life unless you know for a fact that something is edible. If it walks, swims, flies, slithers, or crawls, it's probably safe to eat. ALL fur-bearing mammals and ALL six-legged insects are safe to eat are safe to eat, and will provide you with nutrients and calories. DO NOT eat spiders. All birds are edible. Grubs found in rotten logs are edible, as are almost all insects. Carry high-calorie energy food such as protein bars in your second and third line gear. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/izik/3632793855/sizes/l/in/photostream/" target="_hplink"><em>Flickr photo by izik</em></a>
Fire works for signalling, staying warm and cooking. Fire requires three elements: Oxygen, fuel, and a source of heat. Is your fuel thin and dry enough? Is your heat source hot enough to light the tinder? Is there enough oxygen reaching the point where the heat meets the fuel? Indentify the problem and proceed. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewvenn/366986755/sizes/o/in/photostream/" target="_hplink"><em>Flickr photo by matthewvenn</em></a>
Survival is the ability and the desire to stay alive, sometimes alone and under adverse circumstances.
Understand and master each part of this definition. -Ability. Be proficient at building shelter, starting a fire, signaling for help, and staying hydrated. -Desire. Regardless of how bad the situation might be, never lose the will to survive and always maintain a positive attitude. -Stay alive. Your ability to effectively deal with life-threatening medical situations is of the highest priority. Stay current with your emergency medical skills. -Under adverse conditions. The more you know about your environment ahead of time, the greater your advantage. -Alone. Never count on the help of others. Be self proficient since you may end up alone. -Until rescued. Be patient. It's your job to keep yourself and your teammates alive. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/avaweintraub/2771488135/sizes/l/in/photostream/" target="_hplink"><em>Flickr photo by Ava Weintraub Photography</em></a>