A suspicious package forced a terminal to shut down at a California airport

The San Jose Police, Fire Department, and bomb squad investigated the suspicious package.

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The San Jose Police, Fire Department, and bomb squad investigated the suspicious package.
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  • Terminal B at Mineta San Jose International Airport was evacuated and closed for nearly an hour on Tuesday because of a suspicious package.
  • Local authorities determined the package was “non-threatening.”
  • The contents of the package have not been revealed.

Terminal B at Mineta San Jose International Airport was evacuated Tuesday morning because of a suspicious package. The airport’s Twitter account noted that the terminal closed at 11:00 a.m. and reopened at 11:55 a.m.

The package was first noticed around 10 a.m., an airport representative told Business Insider. The San Jose Police Department, San Jose Fire Department, and a bomb squad were on site to investigate the package and decided it was “non-threatening.” The contents of the package have not been revealed.

Rather than forcing the passengers in Terminal B to go outside, the airport moved them to Terminal A so they wouldn’t have to go through security again. Southwest and Alaska Airlines operate out of Terminal B.

The evacuation was documented on Twitter.

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