San Antonio Airport Terminals Reopened After Bomb Threat

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Reuters
The San Antonio International Airport was evacuated and planes sat on the tarmac away from its two terminals for about 90 minutes on Wednesday after a caller said three bombs were planted in a parking garage, authorities said.

San Antonio Airport was evacuated on Wednesday because of a bomb threat.

(Reuters) - The San Antonio International Airport was evacuated and planes sat on the tarmac away from its two terminals for about 90 minutes on Wednesday after a caller said three bombs were planted in a parking garage, authorities said.

The terminals were reopened around 4 p.m. local time, and fire trucks were seen leaving the scene.

"A caller reported three vehicles in a lower level of the parking garage contained bombs," San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said. Bomb-sniffing dogs were sent to check the vehicles.

While the terminals were evacuated, air conditioned city buses were brought in to keep waiting passengers cool. Temperatures at the airport reached 100 F (38 C) on Tuesday.

Airport spokesman Rich Johnson said about 1,000 people were evacuated, including employees and passengers waiting for flights.