TAMPA (FOX 13) - Authorities briefly evacuated part of Tampa International Airport Sunday afternoon.
Shortly after 1 p.m., dozens of travelers were evacuated from Airside F and moved to the tarmac. Groups of people were then put on buses and moved to a different location.
Around 2 p.m., officials said the issue had been resolved and lifted the evacuation. They have not said what prompted the evacuation.
At 2:40 p.m., officials said the evacuation was due to a false alarm related to a screening device.
TIA officials say a carry-on bag triggered the alert. Neither the airport, nor the TSA would comment specifically on what was inside the bag.
Four flights were delayed and nearly a thousand people were affected because of the terminal shutdown.