Logan Terminal C roadway reopened after state police clear suspicious package

A passenger took this picture outside Terminal C, which appeared to be  a bomb squad robot approaching the suspicious package later cleared by State Police.
A passenger took this picture outside Terminal C, which appeared to be a bomb squad robot approaching the suspicious package later cleared by State Police.Credit:

State Police bomb squad officials cleared a suspicious package at Logan International Airport Sunday night, authorities said.

The JetBlue area of Terminal C was shut to vehicular traffic for about one hour before “normal operations” resumed at about 9:40 p.m., State Police Lieutenant Dan Richard said.

Massport spokesman Richard Walsh said the terminal itself did not close while the package was investigated.

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Authorities did not provide further details.

One passenger said that shortly after his flight landed at Logan Sunday night, he found himself walking a short distance from a robot approaching the package and snapped a quick photo.

The man, Dave, who asked to have only his first name published, said he was walking along an outdoor airport pedestrian ramp heading toward a rental car pick-up area when he glanced down and saw the robot, surrounded by several orange cones, moving toward the package, which sat on a cement wall.

“I didn’t look too hard—I got nervous. So I just took a picture quickly and left,” he said.

He said that State Police troopers ordered that he and others clear the area.

“They were saying, ‘You have to move, move, evacuate the area,’” he said.

Lynne Godfrey, of Medford, said she and others were ordered to stay inside a baggage claim area inside Terminal C for about 30 to 40 minutes, but officials there did not explain why.

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