All-clear given after bomb squad responds to Philadelphia Airport Marriott

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It turned out to be a false alarm, but a suspicious device sent officers swarming a hotel by Philadelphia International today. (WPVI)

Philadelphia Police and members of the department's bomb squad responded to Philadelphia International Airport Tuesday morning.

The call came in at 11:25 a.m. after private security workers at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott hotel found an object they thought looked suspicious.

Images from Chopper 6 HD overhead showed multiple marked police vehicles in the main driveway of the hotel, as uniformed officers and what appeared to be bomb squad members gathered at the entrance of a garage located several hundred feet to the left of the main entrance.

Police blocked off all access to both the garage and the hotel, as the bomb squad moved the object to the dumpster area in the rear of the hotel.

They were able to quickly determine that it was not harmful, and the all-clear was given less than a half-hour later.

Action News is told the object turned out to be a metal cylinder with a fishing rod inside.

Police say a 4th floor hotel guest inadvertently left it behind.
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