Suspicious Device at Dothan Airport Likely Not Bomb

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - Officials say a suspicious device that led to the Dothan Regional Airport being evacuated for more than two hours was probably not a pipe bomb as they originally feared.

Airport marketing director Angela McNeal said the Dothan Police Department's bomb squad blew the device up twice and will reconstruct it to be 100 percent sure it wasn't a bomb.

About 50 people were at the airport when it was evacuated when the device was found around 7 a.m. Tuesday.

McNeal said a flight had just taken off when the device was found but an incoming flight from Atlanta had to be postponed because of the evacuation.

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