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San Antonio airport evacuated briefly following bomb threat


August 2, 2012 - San Antonio, Texas

A bomb threat sent the security personnel and the police in a tizzy at the San Antonio International Airport Wednesday. About 1000 people who are in the airport at the time the authorities received the call were evacuated. Passengers and staff were escorted out of the terminals. Airport spokesman Rick Johnson said that inbound planes however were not diverted. The anonymous caller reported that there were three packets left unattended in a parking garage at the airport.

The threat call was received at 2:35 pm local time (7:35 pm GMT). The San Antonio Airport handles 260 domestic and international flights and serves nearly 14,000-15,000 passengers on a daily basis. An intensive search was conducted at the airport and bomb-sniffing dogs were used. An "all clear" signal was issued at about 5pm allowing flights and traffic to be re-open.

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