Charlotte plane cleared after knife found in bin -

Charlotte plane cleared after knife found in bin

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say passengers were removed from a US Airways plane in Charlotte and had to go through security screening again after a passenger found a knife in an overhead bin during boarding. 

Transportation Security Administration officials said all the passengers passed the second screening and nothing suspicious was found on the plane, which was then allowed to take off for O'Hare International Airport in Chicago shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday.  

Less than an hour earlier, a plane landing in Charlotte from the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport was met by law enforcement after a suspicious note was found in the bathroom of the airport near Fayetteville, Ark.  

TSA says a sweep of the passengers, carry-on luggage and checked bags didn't find anything suspicious. 

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