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Scene clear after partial evacuation at Detroit airport

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SkyFOX looks down on to a cargo area outside the McNamara Terminal at Metropolitan Airport Tuesday morning. SkyFOX looks down on to a cargo area outside the McNamara Terminal at Metropolitan Airport Tuesday morning.
ROMULUS, Mich. (WJBK) -

Detroit Metropolitan Airport officials evacuated a section of the McNamara Terminal Tuesday morning after a canine picked up the scent of explosives on the apron, where planes load.

Officials say the dog smelled a possible explosive chemical in cargo from China that was bound for Atlanta around 10:30 a.m. Crews cleared a section of the terminal between gates A20 and A38 while they investigated.

After an X-ray, the cargo was determined to be safe and passengers and staff were allowed back in the terminal.

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