Unattended bag at Portland airport was harmless



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland International Airport has resumed normal operations after a piece of unattended luggage was found by a Port of Portland police canine unit. Part of the baggage area and the airport’s lower terminal road were closed for three hours Thursday while the bag was checked out.

The bag was regarded as suspicious because it was unattended.

Port spokesman Steve Johnson says the Metropolitan Explosives Disposal Unit opened the bag and determined the contents were harmless.

Johnson says port police have located the bag’s owner and the incident is under investigation.