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Suspicious cargo scare ends at Boston airport

BOSTON (Reuters) - A security scare at Boston's Logan International Airport was resolved on Tuesday when law enforcement authorities determined two suspicious packages in a cargo area were harmless.

The Delta Airlines cargo building, along with 25 staff, were evacuated in early afternoon after a Transportation Security Administration sniffer dog doing a routine security check indicated a suspicious scent on two duffel bags with Nigerian addresses.

Checks were made by the Massachusetts State Police bomb squad and by X-ray machines. "The bags were determined to be harmless," an airport spokesman said.

The suspicious bags were found in the Delta Airlines cargo area, located about a mile away from any passenger areas at the airport. Flights out of Logan were not disrupted.

Local media reported that state police determined the bags contained bedding material.

(Reporting by Svea Herbst and Ros Krasny, editing by Greg McCune)