Three police officers were treated for minor injuries after a small fire broke out at New York's LaGuardia airport on Sunday, prompting a terminal to be evacuated briefly.
An electrical fire broke out around 5 pm under the conveyor belt of a Transportation Security Administration screening machine at the security checkpoint in Terminal 1, which houses Delta Air Lines, according to a Port Authority spokesman.
"Because of the smoke that was created from the screening machine, passengers were evacuated," the spokesman said.
Three port authority police officers were treated for smoke inhalation, but their injuries did not appear to be serious, the spokesman said.
Passengers were allowed to return to the terminal about an hour later, he said.
The incident was the second terminal-wide evacuation at a New York City airport over the weekend. On Saturday, hundreds of passengers were forced to evacuate a terminal at JFK airport after police discovered a TSA employee had left a metal detector at the security checkpoint unplugged.