Boise Airport Reopens After “Credible Threat”

Nov 20, 2012

Credit downtownboise.org

Passengers at the Boise airport are now clear to board their planes. Much of the airport shut down for two hours Tuesday afternoon because of what Boise Police and TSA officials are calling a “credible threat.”

The threat centered on the food court area, which was evacuated. The security checkpoint into the terminal was closed and boarding was halted. Planes that had already been boarded were allowed to take off.

Boise Police gave the all-clear about 4:30 and normal airport operations resumed. Boise Airport spokesperson Patti Miller says she doesn’t know if a threat has ever halted operations in the past but it hasn’t happened in the four years she’s worked there.

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