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Bomb scare delays Lindbergh flights

City News Service

Several flights were delayed at Lindbergh Field Friday morning after an abandoned piece of luggage left outside Terminal 1 prompted a bomb scare, authorities said.

The luggage was discovered on a curb in front of Alaska and United airlines about 7:30 a.m., according to Harbor police, who closed off the area to traffic and called in the Metro Arson Strike Team after a patrol dog reacted to the item.

The team X-rayed the item and discovered some type of electronic device inside that the dog reacted to, San Diego fire-rescue spokesman Lee Swanson told reporters.

The closed-off area was reopened sometime after 8 a.m.

As of 10 a.m., a total of two dozen flights were delayed on the following airlines: Alaska, Continental, JetBlue, Southwest, United and US Airways. It was not immediately clear how many of the 24 delayed flights were directly connected to the bomb scare but Alaska, United and Southwest all use Terminal 1.