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UPDATE: All clear given after Eastern Iowa Airport shut down for suspicious package

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

The all clear has been given after the Eastern Iowa Airport was shut down when a passenger reported a suspicious package.

About 200 employees and passengers were moved to the east end of the terminal around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday.

The Cedar Rapids Bomb Squad was been called in and used a robot to remove the item from a trash can. It turned out to be a plastic bottle wrapped in duct tape. The airport was re-opened around noon.

Airport officials say less than six flights were affected by the temporary closure.

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