Flights to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport were held on Saturday morning after a threatening patch was discovered on a plane, authorities say.
The notice was discovered just before 7am on an American Airlines flight headed for Dallas, Texas, Atlanta said police spokesman Carlos Campos.
The aircraft was still at the gate at that time and passengers were evacuated and reappeared, he said.  Officers were called to the site to conduct a security sweep of the aircraft and a temporary ground stop was issued for the airport.
The ground station has since been lifted, Campos said, and airport operations are back to normal.
Just after 9pm, the airport seemed to be going smoothly. At the domestic north terminal, passengers reported departures on time and safety lines were manageable.
Police have not released details of what the note said, but Campos confirmed that no arrests have been made.
In a tweet to a customer, Delta Air Lines apologized for the delays.
We are working to learn more.
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