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Texas airport evacuated after bomb threat

Published on Aug 2, 2012 6:59 AM

CHICAGO (AFP) - About 1,000 people were evacuated from the airport in the United States city of San Antonio on Wednesday after the Texas facility received a 'credible' bomb threat by telephone, a spokesman said.

Passengers and staff were escorted out onto the sweltering tarmac while a bomb squad swept the terminal buildings, but flights were not diverted.

'Inbound planes are being allowed to land,' airport spokesman Rich Johnson told CNN.

'They're just being held out on our tarmac area away from the terminal facilities at this time.'Planes already at the airport were either cleared to take off or were backed away from the building as a precaution because the threat was considered credible, Mr Johnson said.

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