Santa Fe Regional Airport was evacuated Friday night after security guards found a suspicious item in a traveler's luggage, according to Santa Fe police.

The passenger was cooperative, Santa Fe police Lt. Sean Strahon said, and the item was inspected by the city's bomb squad, which determined it was not a threat. People were allowed back into the building at about 8 p.m.

The bomb squad was sent to the airport as a precaution, Strahon said, after police received a call notifying them Transportation Security Administration employees identified a suspicious item.

A passenger who did not want to be named said when his flight arrived at the airport, he and other passengers were not allowed inside the terminal and were told to wait outside.

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Dan Frazier

The story seems incomplete. Everyone wants to know what the item was that caused all fuss. And people should be informed so that they don't accidentally bring that item on their own flight.

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