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Birmingham AL Airport Now Given the All Clear

The latest reports from Birmingham Alabama are that the Birmingham Fred Shuttlesworth International Airport has returned to normal operations after a bomb threat earlier in the evening.

The airport said earlier on its Facebook page that " law enforcement officials are responding to a threat received around 4pm ( Central time) The terminal has been evacuated" . The FBI's bomb techs and Joint Terrorism Task Force are worked with the Birmingham Police Department and airport authority to resolve the situation.  The Associated Press reports that a sweep of the airport turned up nothing.

At least six flights scheduled to land in Birmingham were diverted.  There were also reports that the tower had been closed. Again, the airport is open again and operations are returning to normal.

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