Birmingham airport evacuated after threat; 'All clear' given 2 hours later
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - An "all clear" has been given after the terminal at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport was evacuated for two hours because of a threat.
The airport's Facebook page said the terminal had been evacuated Sunday because of a threat but didn't elaborate. People in the terminal waited outside until bomb-sniffing dogs could make a sweep of the airport.
FBI spokesman Paul Daymond said the agency's bomb technicians worked with local police to investigate.
The airport website said several flights into the airport were diverted during the incident.
Later, the "all clear" was given by a TSA official, according to a reporter from the Birmingham News.
WBRC-TV reported earlier that the station's meteorologist was on the scene and confirmed that several planes from multiple airlines were parked away from the gates.
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