Bomb Threat Prompts Evacuation at Texas Airport

San Antonio authorities play it safe as they investigate
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 1, 2012 4:28 PM CDT
Bomb Threat Prompts Evacuation at Texas Airport
American Airlines planes are seen through a porthole at the San Antonio International Airport terminal in this file photo.   (AP Photo/ V.W. Vaughan)

San Antonio International Airport was evacuated today after officials received a bomb threat alleging three packages had been left inside a parking garage. About 2,000 passengers inside a pair of terminals were temporarily herded onto the tarmac but eventually allowed back inside. Flights were put on hold briefly and roads to and from the airport closed. Authorities have not found anything suspicious, however. (More bomb threat stories.)

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