Police Clear Vehicle After Bomb Threat Closes BWI Airport Road: Report


The terminal roadway at Baltimore/Washington International Airport​ closed Wednesday due to a police investigation, airport officials confirmed in a statement. (Jacob Baumgart/Patch)

Patch reporter Megan VerHelst wrote this story.

BALTIMORE, MD — A bomb threat prompted a police investigation at Baltimore/Washington International Airport on Wednesday, according to a CNN report citing a source familiar with the situation. The incident also closed roads, stranded travelers and shut down security checkpoints.

According to CNN's report, a person parked outside the terminal claimed to have a bomb in their vehicle. The person was arrested, CNN reported.

Airport officials confirmed police were investigating a vehicle on a lower-level roadway near the terminal, according to a social media post. The vehicle in question was later cleared by authorities, officials said in a 4:15 p.m. update.

During the investigation, airport officials closed the terminal road to traffic. Airport officials said travelers inside the terminal were also asked to remain inside.

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The Maryland Transit Administration briefly terminated light rail service to the airport due to police activity. As of 4:25 p.m., officials said normal operations had resumed.

Interstate 95 at Aviation Boulevard was also closed during the investigation, according to the Maryland Department of Emergency Management.

As of 4:15 p.m., flight tracking website FlightAware.com reported a total of 92 delayed flights in and out of the airport. It's unclear if the delays were related to the threat.

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