A spokesman for the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport said several bags were discovered about 5:15 p.m. Friday on the eighth level of the daily parking garage.
The investigation into the suspicious bags called for police to close down the nine-story parking garage. BWI officers contacted the Maryland State Fire Marshal to investigate the incident and determine if the bags were a hazard.
The Federal Aviation Administration ordered a temporarily stoppage of flight activity due to the investigation of the suspicious bags as well as a unrelated incident near the shopping center in Glen Burnie.
“It was only in place for a short period of time. The effect was minimal,” said Jonathan Dean, a spokesman for BWI.
The parking garage was reopened about 6:30 p.m.
The unrelated incident at Glen Burnie was a bank robbery in the Cromwell Shopping Center. About 4:30 p.m. a man walked into the bank and told workers that he had a bomb in his backpack, which turned out to be false.
The incidence prompted road closures and the evacuation of several stores in the shopping center.