KC airport terminal reopens after bomb threat

KC airport terminal reopens after bomb threat

KC airport terminal reopens after bomb threat

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by KMOV.com Staff and KCTV5

KMOV.com

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 7:28 AM

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -Terminal B at Kansas City International Airport was evacuated due to a bomb threat Sunday night, but the terminal reopened Sunday evening.

KCI spokesman Joe McBride said they received a credible tip that a bomb was in a vehicle parked curbside at Terminal B. According to officials, the vehicle was a pickup truck.

The Kansas City Fire Department’s bomb and arson team checked the vehicle and the terminal to clear it of any threats. The all-clear was given about 9 p.m. Sunday, which was about two hours after the threat occurred.

Until the all-clear was given, passengers and others were moved to Terminal C. Some flights were delayed or canceled. One flight was delayed on the tarmac for an hour until it was cleared for takeoff.

This came after an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle was diverted to KCI Sunday evening due to unruly passenger. A spokeswoman for the FBI said the passenger was removed from the plane at KCI and taken to a Kansas City area hospital. The flight then continued on to its final destination.

The diversion was unrelated to the bomb threat, officials said. 

Terminal B has the most flights in and out at KCI.

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