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Suspicious item found at Sky Harbor, gates reopen after restrictions

Terminal 4 restricted at Sky Harbor
Posted at 7:28 AM, Nov 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-08 14:56:20-05

Restrictions have been lifted at Terminal 4 at Sky Harbor International Airport after police investigated a suspicious item as a precaution.

Airport officials closed A and D checkpoints while authorities investigated the item.  

An American Airlines spokesperson said that they were holding flights departing for Phoenix while police took a look at the item in question. 

Ticket counters for Southwest Airlines and American Airlines were also shut down for more than an hour.  

Airport officials say flight delays are expected; travelers are advised to check their flight status with their airline before arriving at the airport.  

It is unclear what the item in question was.