- Associated Press - Saturday, October 7, 2017

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Police in North Carolina say they have detained a “person of interest” after what was described as an explosive device was found at an airport.

A statement from the Asheville Police Department said the person was apprehended without incident on Saturday.

Authorities at Asheville Regional Airport initially said the package found on the curb near a baggage claim area Friday was made to look like an explosive device.

FBI spokeswoman Shelley Lynch later said the package included explosive materials. She said she couldn’t elaborate on what the package looked like.

The Asheville Police Department’s Hazardous Device Team responded and disabled the package.

The main road into the airport was closed for about two hours. Officials also ordered an evacuation of a portion of the main terminal.


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