KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A local official with knowledge of the situation says a man detained at the Kansas City airport after suspicious items were found in his carry-on luggage had worked as a New York City police officer more than a decade ago.
The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to share the details to the media. The incident happened Sunday morning on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Officials weren’t speculating on a possible motive. The Transportation Security Administration said in a statement that the suspicious items tested negative for explosive materials.
The part of the terminal that was closed was reopened several hours later. Passengers at the busy airport had been rerouted through one security checkpoint, creating long lines.