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Security stepped up at G.R. airport following threat

Associated Press

Grand Rapids — Officials say security has been stepped up at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in western Michigan after a bomb threat.

The Grand Rapids airport says in a statement it got a threat specific to its terminal building around 4 a.m. Wednesday and is “taking appropriate precautions.” That includes extra law enforcement on hand from the state police and the Kent County sheriff’s department.

Spokeswoman Tara Hernandez says the threat didn’t mention a particular plane or airline.

Airport officials say the heightened police presence will remain for the rest of the day to help passengers feel safe.

The airport says state police searched the terminal and nearby areas with dog teams and found no threats.

The airport says flights aren’t being affected.