PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- Officials with Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport say a suspicious item situation at the airport has been resolved.
According to earlier statements by Sky Harbor officials, parts of the airport's Terminal 4 were evacuated, as police checked out an item as a precaution. The situation led to the closure of the terminal's B and C checkpoints, as well as the evacuation of the east side of Levels one to three. The situation also impacted PHX SkyTrain operations, with the trains operating from 44th Street to the East Economy lot for some time.
According to a statement released by Sgt. Tommy Thompson with Phoenix Police, the situation began at around 3:15 p.m., when a piece of luggage passing through one of the Terminal 4 checkpoints was deemed suspicious, which led to the checkpoints being closed. Phoenix Police's Bomb Squad was called to the scene, and the item was determined to be safe, following an examination. The checkpoints were reopened at around 4:30 p.m.
With the situation resolved, airport officials say operations are returning to normal.