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UPDATE: San Antonio Airport Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Staff Report
NBC News

SAN ANTONIO -- A bomb threat forced evacuations at the San Antonio International Airport Wednesday afternoon.

An airport official confirmed terminal facilities were evacuated for A bomb threat that was called in by phone around 2:00 p.m. Evacuations were ordered around 2:30 p.m.

San Antonio Police Chief Bill McManus said their bomb-sniffing dogs had "hits" for possible explosives on three vehicles in the lower level of the short term parking garage as indicated by the caller. He said bomb techs suited up and have checked and cleared two of the vehicles.

McManus said there were also "non-specific threats" concerning both terminals. Both terminals were evacuated, and ten VIA Metropolitan buses were sent to the airport to transport anyone who needed to evacuate. Reports indicate both terminals have since been checked. Nothing was found and the terminals have been reopened.

People who were evacuated are still out on the tarmac.

Officials are still asking everyone to stay away from the airport area, is possible.

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Staff Report
The Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - San Antonio International Airport has been evacuated after officials say they received a bomb threat.

Airport spokesman Rich Johnson said Wednesday that someone called the airport making a "very specific" threat but did not elaborate. He said passengers inside the terminal were herded onto the tarmac and that arriving planes are staying parked away from the gates.

Johnson says the evacuation order was called at 2:35 p.m. CST. He didn't immediately know how many flights are affected or how many passengers were inside the terminal at the time.

San Antonio police and several federal agencies are investigating the threat.

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