A Southwest Airlines flight en route to El Paso was among hundreds of others that were delayed due to a bomb scare in the Phoenix airport on Sunday.
A portion of PHX Sky Harbor’s Terminal 4 is evacuated while police check out something as a precaution. Police are working to resolve this as soon as possible. The airlines are aware that passengers are having a difficult time getting to their gates.— PHX Sky Harbor (@PHXSkyHarbor) September 16, 2018
According to reports, part of the airport’s Terminal 4 was shut down for four hours after police discovered a suspicious abandoned rental car.
The Arizona Republic reports that the Phoenix Police Department deployed its bomb squad and a bomb-defusing robot, which later determined that the car wasn’t dangerous.
Approximately 300 flights were delayed and dozens were cancelled.