Suspicious package causes lockdown at Tampa International Airport

Officials at Tampa International Airport said a suspicious carryon back going through security in Airside C caused a lockdown Tuesday night. 

The Tampa Police Department Bomb Squad was dispatched to the airport and the area was cleared of passengers, the airport said in a tweet.

Passengers who were kept on planes during the lockdown were being released to other areas of the airport. No passengers were being allowed to move between Terminal C and the rest of the airport.

There were five planes waiting on the tarmac while the package was being checked.

A representative with the airport said the person whose bag was flagged at the checkpoint was not being allowed to fly.