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UPDATE: Sky Harbor security checkpoints reopened

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UPDATE: Officials have reopened two security checkpoints at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport that were temporarily closed Wednesday morning as police investigated a suspicious item.
    
Airport spokesman Greg Roybal says the checkpoints within Terminal 4 are returning to normal operation.
    
Some airlines have reported delays as a result of the closure.
    
Passengers are advised to check the status of their flights before leaving for the airport.
    
Authorities declined to identify the suspicious item.
    
Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Jonathan Howard says the item was removed for additional screening.


UPDATE: Police are investigating suspicious items at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, according to KPNX-TV, NBC affiliate.

Airport spokesman Greg Roybal says two of the four checkpoints within terminal four were closed, according to The Associated Press.
    
Flight delays are expected as a result of the closure.
    
Passengers are advised to check the status of their flights before leaving for the airport.

No other details are available at this time.


TUCSON (KVOA) -- Police have closed terminal 4A & D security checkpoints at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix Wednesday morning.

Passengers are being escorted out of the closed terminal and onto the tarmac area where they are boarding buses waiting to transport them away from the area.

It is not known if or what type of security breach may  have taken place.

No other details are known at this time.

According to Sky Harbor's twitter page, the airport is asking passengers to use the B & C checkpoints.

More details to come.

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