Navy charted flight heading to Norfolk grounded due to suspicious package

A flight heading to Naval Station Norfolk from Guantanamo Bay was grounded after a bomb-sniffing dog detected a suspicious bag

A flight heading to Naval Station Norfolk from Guantanamo Bay was grounded after a bomb-sniffing dog detected a suspicious bag, Friday afternoon. Officials with Jacksonville Aviation Authority tell WAVY.com the flight was at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, Florida for a routine screening, just after 5 p.m. During the screening, a K-9 detected a suspicious bag, and the plane was evacuated.
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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A flight heading to Naval Station Norfolk from Guantanamo Bay was grounded after a bomb-sniffing dog detected a suspicious bag, Friday afternoon.

Officials with Jacksonville Aviation Authority tell WAVY.com the flight was at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville, Florida for a routine screening, just after 5 p.m.

During the screening, a K-9 detected a suspicious bag, and the plane was evacuated.

The owner of the luggage was interviewed by the FBI and the bomb squad investigated and found no explosives.

Aviation officials said there were 142 passengers and seven crew members on board.

Officials tell 10 On Your Side the Navy will be taking care of the passengers until arrangements are made.

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