Richmond airport reopens after receiving threat
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond International Airport has reopened its terminal following a threat that prompted an evacuation.
The airport announced the terminal's opening in a posting on Twitter shortly after 9:45 a.m. Tuesday.
Virginia State Police Sgt. Thomas Molnar says the airport received a threatening phone call shortly after 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Canine units were brought in to sweep the terminal and the parking decks. The airport says nothing was found during the sweeps.
Molnar says airport workers will resume normal operating procedures.
Most flights were held while the airport was checked. Molnar says five flights were permitted to land, although they were to be held short of the terminal.
The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified.
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PHOTO: This April 1, 2013, photo provided by the Detroit Metropolitan Airport shows an item thickly wrapped in black duct tape after it was removed by authorities to a remote area at Wayne County Airport in Detroit and opened. The item, which turned out to be part of a desktop wave machine, was thought to be an explosive device and prompted the shut down of the airport. (AP Photo/Detroit Metropolitan Airport)