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San Antonio airport evacuated after telephoned bomb threat

A telephoned threat claimed that three bombs had been left in an airport garage.

File photo of planes on the tarmac at San Antonio's international airport.
File photo of planes on the tarmac at San Antonio's international airport.
Image: V.W. Vaughan/AP

THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT at San Antonio in Texas has been evacuated following a bomb threat.

The San Antonio Express-News reports that both of the airport’s terminals were evacuated after a threat was phoned into the airport.

The threat claimed that three bombs had been stored in the airport’s garage.

An airport spokesman told KSAT TV that the terminals had been evacuated by 2:35pm local time (8:35pm Irish), with all incoming flights being diverted away from the airport.

He added that the threat was credible, but refused to discuss it further.

Passengers who had already boarded outbound flights have been kept on their aircraft, though their flights remain grounded.

Bomb squads and a hazardous materials unit have been deployed to the scene.

More as we get it.

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