FLUSHING, Queens (WABC) -- Three TSA workers were treated after they were exposed to an irritating food material while inspecting a bag at a LaGuardia airport security checkpoint Wednesday.
Just before 6 a.m., the agents had a bad reaction to the material, which was in a carry-on bag at Terminal B, Concourse D.
Their checkpoint was closed for 40 minutes while they were evaluated. It reopened at 6:26 a.m.
The bag alarmed at the checkpoint and was opened for inspection. Out of an abundance of caution, the Port Authority Police Department was notified.
After an investigation, a Port Authority spokesperson said it was identified as a food product and the concourse was reopened.
The three were evaluated at the terminal. Minor injuries may have included eye irritation.
Traffic already was delayed by a car crash on the westbound Grand Central Parkway, in front of the airport.
The emergency response is causing traffic delays approaching at Terminal B.
LaGuardia TSA agents have bad reaction to food in carry-on