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Montgomery Regional Airport reopens 2 hours after bomb threat

The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed a bomb threat was under investigation at...
The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed a bomb threat was under investigation at Montgomery Regional Airport Thursday morning.(Source: WSFA 12 News)
Published: Sep. 16, 2021 at 11:53 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 16, 2021 at 1:14 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Officials with Montgomery Regional Airport were forced to close the facility for about two hours Thursday morning, causing travel delays in the process, after a bomb threat was made.

Reports started coming into the WSFA 12 Newsroom about a shut down around 10 a.m. Airport officials later confirmed the situation but quickly returned to regular operations shortly after noon.

The Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA, confirmed an investigation into the threat but was unable to provide any other details.

The Transportation Safety Administration, or TSA, told WSFA 12 News that the airport terminal was evacuated after Airport Authority received the bomb threat by telephone. A TSA spokesperson said local law enforcement swept the airport but did not find any explosive devices.

Police units were stationed at the facility’s entrance gates during the incident but left the area shortly after the airport restarted operations.

During the shutdown, the airport suspended both incoming and outgoing flights. It’s unclear exactly how many flights were affected.

No information was immediately known about the suspect who made the threat.

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