Hazardous material incident at LaGuardia Airport
NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - Three minor injuries were reported in Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport Wednesday morning due to a hazardous material situation. Three TSA agents reported eye irritation at a security checkpoint on Concourse D just before 5:50 a.m., according to FDNY officials.
Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo said initial reports indicate it might have been some sort of "food substance."
There was a partial closure of Terminal B for approximately 40 minutes. The airport tweeted that there were long lines at the checkpoint after the incident was cleared. Travelers to the Queens airport were also warned to anticipate delays.