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3 LaGuardia TSA workers injured by hazardous material: Officials

Terminal B was temporarily closed after workers suffered eye irritation from an unknown substance in a bag.
An aerial shot of Terminal B at New York's LaGuardia Airport, where a food product inLaGuardiaAirport.com

Three TSA agents at LaGuardia Airport were injured early Wednesday morning by what officials are calling “hazardous materials.”

Around 6 a.m., the workers were exposed to the materials while inspecting a bag at a check-in area in Terminal B, ABC 7 reported.

The workers complained of eye irritation from what Port Authority officials later described as a food product.

According to Newsday, the workers were taken to Elmhurst Hospital.


No passengers were injured, and the incident did not cause any flight delays. However, LaGuardia tweeted that Terminal B reopened after authorities cleared the bag and warned of “long lines” at check-in.

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