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Part of NY LaGuardia cleared due to smoking bag

Updated Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 | 9:28 a.m.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Port Authority says part of Terminal C at LaGuardia Airport was evacuated as a precaution while law enforcement investigated a report of smoke coming from a bag.

Spokesman Joe Pentangelo (pehn-TAN'-juh-loh) said some ramp workers reported the issue shortly before noon Tuesday.

Pentangelo said the bag was moved to a remote location and Delta Flight 5208 was preparing for departure to Richmond, Va.