Explosives comment shuts Houston international terminal
Houston – Officials say police have detained “an impatient passenger” who made comments about explosives in a bag that prompted the bomb squad to close the international terminal at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport for nearly an hour.
Houston Airport System spokesman Bill Begley says no explosives were found during the closure Wednesday morning. Airport officials say Terminal D is now “safe and open” and that no flights were delayed or affected.
Begley says the unidentified passenger made “an inappropriate comment that immediately set off some protocols.”
About two dozen other people in the terminal were taken elsewhere while authorities examined the man’s baggage.
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