ATLANTA (AP) -- Part of busy Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport was shut down for two hours Sunday after police found a suspicious truck apparently abandoned at a curb and a bomb-sniffing dog indicated the presence of explosives, airport police said.
A bomb technician found that the U-Haul truck contained fireworks and nonexplosive nitroglycerin heart medication pills, which is what the dog had detected, said airport police Maj. Darryl Tolleson.
The north terminal's baggage claim and ticketing area were closed and about 1,000 arriving travelers had to wait to receive their luggage, he said.
No criminal action was planned the truck renter who left the truck at the curb next to the terminal, Tolleson said.
''It appears the person was in a big hurry and in too big of a hurry to return the truck to U-Haul,'' he said.
At the same time, airport fire crews battled a blaze in a parking garage that destroyed six cars and caused minor damage to five other cars, said airport fire Chief Harold Miller. The fire likely was caused by an electrical problem in one of the cars, he said.
A man who disrupted travel at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport earlier this month when he abandoned a stolen rental truck at the curb has surrendered to airport police.
Bomb scare led to a total shutdown of Oakland International Airport for two hours Monday afternoon as authorities moved a threatened jet to a remote part of the airport for search.
British police arrested a fifth person yesterday and raided homes in three cities in connection with attempted car bombings officials said are connected to al-Qaida.