ATLANTA (TheBlaze/AP) -- Atlanta police say passengers were evacuated from a terminal at Atlanta's airport but are now being allowed back in after a bomb squad investigated a suspicious package.
Atlanta police Officer D.T. Hannah said the package "has been cleared" and the areas are being reopened.
Hannah said in an email that the package was found in the airport's South domestic terminal Wednesday morning.
The airport said in a statement on its official Twitter account that the evacuation was done "out of an abundance of caution."
Out of an abundance of caution, APD is investigating a suspicious package and has evacuated the public areas of the domestic terminal.— Atlanta Airport (@ATLairport) March 23, 2016
The incident has been cleared and people are returning to the atrium.— Atlanta Airport (@ATLairport) March 23, 2016
The evacuation comes one day after attacks at an airport and subway system in Brussels, Belgium, killed at least 34 people, including three suicide bombers, and injured 270 others.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world's busiest airport, with 101.5 million passengers in 2015.
A similar incident involving a suspicious package occurred at Denver International Airport just hours earlier. Police later cleared the package. No threat was found.
.@DenverPolice continue to investigate several suspicious items in the terminal. We continue to thank passengers for their patience— Denver Int'l Airport (@DENAirport) March 22, 2016
.@DenverPolice has cleared the suspicious items. No threat found. West terminal will open to the public in a few minutes.— Denver Int'l Airport (@DENAirport) March 22, 2016