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Report: Package at Asheville airport made to look like explosive

(PHOTO: WLOS)

Authorities with the Asheville Regional Airport now say a package found curbside outside the baggage claim area was intentionally made to look like an explosive device.

The hoax is now the focus of the investigation.

Tina Kinsey with the Asheville Regional Airport tells our sister affiliate News 13 that the package was discovered Friday morning at around 7 a.m.

A portion of the terminal was evacuated and emergency response teams were called in.

Just after 8:30 a.m., crews secured the situation and reopened the area to travelers.

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