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Terminal A at Sacramento airport evacuated Thursday due to suspicious package

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Cravens handles a German shepherd named Quattro-Quappe, an explosive detection canine named after a 9/11 victim, as TSA announced, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, that two new security dogs will be patrolling the checkpoint lines at the Sacramento International Airport.
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Cravens handles a German shepherd named Quattro-Quappe, an explosive detection canine named after a 9/11 victim, as TSA announced, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, that two new security dogs will be patrolling the checkpoint lines at the Sacramento International Airport. lsterling@sacbee.com

Sacramento International Airport temporarily closed Terminal A on Thursday for a more than an hour after a suspicious package was found in the building.

Some fliers were sheltered in place, starting at about 11 a.m., officials said. Others were halted at security checkpoints from entering the terminal.

Terminal operations resumed at 12:30 p.m. after sheriff’s officials inspected the suspicious bag and determined it was not dangerous.

The closure prompted several jets to be held on the tarmac prior to linking to terminal gates, officials said.

“All operations are back to normal,” airport spokeswoman Samantha Mott said at 12:30 p.m.

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