Birmingham airport shut down due to security breach.
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.
3. The airport website said several flights into the airport were being diverted.
Nearly all outgoing flights were delayed.
Passengers still standing outside while Birmingham officials investigate the scene.
UPDATE: Officials report an “all clear” at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Airport.
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.