Scottsbluff airport closes for hours after bag left behind

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) - A woman inadvertently caused the Scottsbluff airport to shut down for several hours by trying to return a bag that wasn’t hers.

The problem was that the woman left the bag sitting in the luggage screening area at the Western Nebraska Regional Airport Saturday afternoon after she couldn’t find anyone to help her.

The unattended bag triggered an evacuation and a call to the bomb squad when it was discovered around 3 p.m. The tags on the bag didn’t match Great Lakes Airlines or any of the airlines passengers.

While the bomb squad’s robot x-rayed the bag and took it to a remote location to examine it, authorities examined surveillance video.

The woman who dropped off the bag heard reports of the bomb scare and called authorities to explain.

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