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Smoking bag causes partial evacuation at LaGuardia

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Passengers and workers were allowed back into LaGuardia Airport on Tuesday following the partial evacuation of Terminal C.

Ramp workers loading luggage on to Delta Flight 5208 noticed one of the bags was smoking, according to Port Authority officials.

The luggage was removed to a remote location for inspection just before noon and found to be harmless, according to the Associated Press.

A large crowd waited outside the terminal until the 'all-clear' was given at about 1:20 p.m.  Delta Flight 5208 departed for Richmond, Va. at about an hour earlier.

It is not clear why there was smoke coming from the bag.
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