Bomb Threat at San Antonio International Airport Forces Evacuation


0  Updated at 8:00 pm, August 1st, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SAN ANTONIO) — San Antonio International Airport was evacuated when officials there received a “very specific threat” by phone early Wednesday afternoon, an airport spokesman said.

The threatening caller identified specific locations and a specific number of devices, airport spokesman Rich Johnson told ABC News – prompting a response from local law enforcement officials and the FBI.

The airport is comprised of two terminals, both of which were evacuated on Wednesday. Terminals A and B were searched and eventually cleared of any threat, according to ABC News affiliate KSAT-TV. Three vehicles were also swept and cleared by authorities.

[ VIEW KSAT-TV’S SLIDESHOW: San Antonio International Airport Evacuated ]

An average of 260 flights arrive and depart from the San Antonio International Airport every day, according to figures released by the airport at the end of 2011.

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