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All clear at National Airport

2:40 P.M. UPDATE: Yingling said the item was examined and found not to be dangerous, and the evacuation was lifted at about 2:30 p.m. He said he did not know what the item was.

"They did not find anything dangerous," he said. "The incident lasted approximately one hour and affected mainly the baggage area."

-- Michael Ruane

2:35 P.M. UPDATE: Airports authority officials have said it is all clear at Reagan National Airport.

Original post: Officials are investigating a suspicious package at Reagan National Airport. A portion of the B/C Terminal has been evacuated.

Rob Yingling, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Airports Authority, said part of Reagan National Airport has been evacuated while officials investigate a "suspicious item" in the baggage claim area of the airport's terminal B/C.

"The airport is open and operating," he said. He said the evacuation began at about 1:30 p.m. and was in the area around the item. He said he did not know specifically what the item was or exactly where it was in the bag claim area.

By Michael Bolden  |  April 9, 2010; 2:13 PM ET
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Since as far as we can tell, the so-called "suspicious packages" in Metro stations turn out to be luggage, how suspicious does luggage have to be to be suspicious among luggage?

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