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