April 20, 2001 11:15 p.m. Update:

The security incident at Burbank Airport ended at 10:15 p.m. this evening when Concourse A was secured and members of the public were permitted to enter.

FBI agent Kevin Miles reported to the Airport Authority that thorough searches of the carry-on luggage that had yielded a positive detection of explosive material when the incident started determined that there was no explosive material or explosive device in the luggage.

Authorities still have not revealed the identify of the man who brought the items to the check point, and at last report, he was still being interviewed by the law enforcement agencies that responded to this incident.

Southwest Airlines reported that the flights delayed by the incident are continuing.  Another six arrivals are expected at Burbank by 11:30 p.m., and approximately 10 aircraft will make one more round trip from Burbank Airport before the schedule is complete.

It appears that many passengers waited out the entire incident, and the airline reports fairly full planes despite the delays.

—Victor Gill