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LaGuardia Airport Evacuated After Suspicious Package Found; Bomb Squad Gives All Clear

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By Myles Collier, Christian Post Contributor
April 16, 2013|11:49 am

Authorities evacuated the Central Terminal at New York's LaGuardia Airport after there were several reports of a suspicious package in a shopping area within the terminal, law enforcement officials revealed.

Travelers who were told to leave the terminal took photos of hundreds of people congregating outside the terminal with their luggage after the Central Terminal was evacuated shortly before 11 a.m. on Tuesday.

New York City has been in a heightened alert state in the wake of the bombings that struck the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three and injuring more than 150.

Extra police were patrolling landmarks as well as infrastructure locations in and around New York City such as the Empire State Building and World Trade Center site, but officials say there have been no reports of any specific threats or suspicious activity.

Two large explosions hit the 2013 Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon, with reports now confirming at least three are dead and more than 150 injured.

The devastating scenes have shown injured people being carried away from the scene of the explosions, which took place near the finish line of the Boston Marathon route.

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Witnesses and media sources are reporting that two loud bangs were heard near the finish line, and video footage can be seen at the moment of the explosions, with a big fireball seen coming from one of the buildings to the side of the road.

Authorities have said that they have no suspects, but are following every lead they have.

 

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