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Bomb threat forces evacuation at San Antonia airport

  • The international airport in San Antonio, Texas, was forced to evacuate passengers on Wednesday following a bomb threat.

    Flights were placed on hold after what has been described by officials as a "very specific threat" via telephone.

    The airport was evacuated by 14:35 local time and the public was requested to stay away from the area.

    According to local news reports, sniffer dogs raised suspicions over three cars in the airport parking lot.

    San Antonio International Airport handles about 260 flights, carrying between 14,000 and 15,000 passengers every day.