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Birmingham Airport Operations Resume Following Evacuation

The terminal at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International airport was evacuated Sunday because of a threat.


Michael Crump

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Birmingham airport shut down due to security breach.

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The evacuation of Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International airport was prompted by a threat received around 4 p.m., the airport said. The terminal was declared secured around 6 p.m. (7 p.m. ET), and operations have since resumed.

The evacuation was prompted because of the discovery of a written bomb threat. Police spokesman Johnny Williams said a sweep was made with dogs and nothing was found in the airport, reported al.com.

3. The airport website said several flights into the airport were being diverted.

Nearly all outgoing flights were delayed.


Michael Crump

@mbcrump

Passengers still standing outside while Birmingham officials investigate the scene.

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UPDATE: Officials report an “all clear” at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport.

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The evacuation comes just days after a 23-year-old gunman opened fire in the Los Angeles International Airport, killing a TSA officer and injuring several other people.

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