Terminal B reopens after bomb threat at KCI - KCTV5 News


Terminal B reopens after bomb threat at KCI

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Terminal B at Kansas City International Airport was evacuated due to a bomb threat Sunday night.

This comes after an employee said a the man left his truck parked curbside at the terminal, wandered inside and paced around for a few minutes before he walked right up to a ticket counter and told a cashier he had a bomb.

The terminal has the most flights in and out at KCI.

The Kansas City Police Department's bomb and arson team checked the vehicle and the terminal to clear it of any threats. The all-clear was given about 9 p.m., which was about two hours after the threat occurred.

Until the all-clear was given, passengers and others were moved to Terminal C. Some flights were delayed or canceled. One flight was delayed on the tarmac for an hour until it was cleared for takeoff.

The man is in custody and charges have not been filed yet.

This came after an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle was diverted to KCI Sunday evening due to unruly passenger.

A spokeswoman for the FBI said the passenger was removed from the plane at KCI and taken to a Kansas City area hospital. The flight then continued on to its final destination.

The diversion was unrelated to the bomb threat, officials said.

KCTV5's DeAnn Smith contributed to this report.

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