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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.

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Birmingham airport shut down due to security breach.

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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.

Passengers still standing outside while Birmingham officials investigate the scene.

Michael Crump

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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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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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