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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:21 PM

BREAKING NEWS. Per CNN, San Antonio Airport

evacuated due to bomb threats. According to the PIO for the airport the threat was specific, but refused to confirm where they got the call for.

Inbound planes are allowed to land, and kept on tarmac, while passengers are on the tarmac.

A little more specific information per USA today, via live blog

The San Antonio International Airport was evacuated after a bomb threat was called in.

Update at 4:10 p.m. ET: Citing sources, KENS-TV reports pieces of luggage in a parking garage area are being examined.

KSAT has a live stream.

Airport spokesman Rich Johnson said a "very specific threat" was called in around 2 p.m.

Original post: Both terminals of the San Antonio, Texas, airport have been evacuated after a bomb threat was called in, according to news reports.


http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2012/08/san-antonio-airport-evacuated-after-bomb-threat/1#.UBmPzTFYtBB

*fixed for the grammar\spelling patrol* better known as the red pen squad!

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nadinbrzezinski Aug 2012 OP
SoCalDem Aug 2012 #1
TlalocW Aug 2012 #3
snooper2 Aug 2012 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2012 #4
pinboy3niner Aug 2012 #5
CaliforniaPeggy Aug 2012 #7
snooper2 Aug 2012 #21
chknltl Aug 2012 #27
Comrade_McKenzie Aug 2012 #6
nadinbrzezinski Aug 2012 #8
PoliticAverse Aug 2012 #9
freshwest Aug 2012 #12
dixiegrrrrl Aug 2012 #10
nadinbrzezinski Aug 2012 #11
freshwest Aug 2012 #13
nadinbrzezinski Aug 2012 #14
freshwest Aug 2012 #15
dixiegrrrrl Aug 2012 #18
nadinbrzezinski Aug 2012 #16
nadinbrzezinski Aug 2012 #17
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2012 #19
nadinbrzezinski Aug 2012 #20
Laura PourMeADrink Aug 2012 #24
nadinbrzezinski Aug 2012 #26
nadinbrzezinski Aug 2012 #22
MelissaB Aug 2012 #23
nadinbrzezinski Aug 2012 #25
arcane1 Aug 2012 #28
nadinbrzezinski Aug 2012 #31
Tx4obama Aug 2012 #29
freshwest Aug 2012 #32
slackmaster Aug 2012 #30
haele Aug 2012 #33
nadinbrzezinski Aug 2012 #34

Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:23 PM

1. Maybe smoke from the Chick-fil-a fryer?

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:25 PM

3. Is there a Chick-Fil-A in the food court?

If there is, conservatives are going to be tying the threat to the recent kerfluffle.

TlalocW

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:23 PM

2. what's a bomb thread?

Is that another term for fuses?

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:25 PM

4. I think she meant "threat."

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:28 PM

5. I think it's a muslin plot

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:29 PM

7. Could be!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:26 PM

21. I know she meant threat but I have to keep my snark count up

LOL...

It's running low so I have some catching up to do-

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:59 PM

27. Many of my threads do just that.

Sorta that unwitnessed tree falling in the forest phenomenon.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:28 PM

6. Watching the press conference...

 

Positive hits by bomb-sniffing dogs on three separate vehicles.

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:30 PM

8. Oh cool!

Three positive hits, good dogies... now that starts to be serious. They mentioned something about luggage.

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Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:59 PM

12. Thanks... hopefully will lead to the perps. Any speculation as to why?

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:46 PM

10. Sitting in an airplane on tarmac in these temps.....damn.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:57 PM

11. Well the live blog from the USA today makes it sound serious

So I do not know what would be worst... pure speculation though, wanna bet if this is a crazy militia type nobody will call it terrorism though? They are getting that predictable.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:00 PM

13. Nadin, is there any connection to the date, August 1st? I don't remember one. Wingnuts like dates.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:01 PM

14. Not that I can figure myself

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:07 PM

15. Hell, yeah. Got caught in an American Airlines line up for over an hour in 100+ degree at DFW once.

They turned off the air, it soon got into the nineties inside the plane, and they refused to give us water or anything. I'm pretty easy to get along with, but the flight staff were just plain rude, I never saw anything like it before. It was a discount flight and the tarmack was backed up, but we didn't understand that was going to happen. We were all sweating like crazy and thirsty and I had a very heat sensitive 8 year old with me. Vowed to never fly on their lousy planes again. I hope these planes let those people off to the airport quick.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #15)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:21 PM

18. I could not physically handle that heat

which is why I have given up the "pleasure" of flying.
Airlines have not been particularly kind to their passengers over the past few decades.
Throw in TSA and it gets real Gestapo, real fast.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:10 PM

16. Update

Update at 5:05 p.m. ET: No explosives were found in Terminal A, a fire department spokeswoman tells KSAT-TV.

Update at 4:54 p.m. ET: Departing flights are still being held. Passengers are being bused to a nearby school for temporary shelter.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:20 PM

17. Further update

and this is serious...

Update at 5:12 p.m. ET: Airport authorities are advising all departing passengers to stay away from the airport and check with airlines on their flight status.

Update at 5:11 p.m. ET: Bomb technicians continue to examine three cars parked in the basement of the short-term parking garage.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #17)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:24 PM

19. thanks...don't open my cnn alerts cuz of Olympic spoilers. nt

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #19)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:25 PM

20. I could not care less

and this is straight from the blog at the USA today

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #20)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:43 PM

24. about the Olympics? they just said all clear on cnn. good news

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #24)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:56 PM

26. About getting spoliers on the olympics



It is still fun, if I chose to, to watch an event.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:42 PM

22. No explosive device found

per CNN... right now.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:43 PM

23. Can we get one more vote for the greatest for more exposure on this?

Thanks!

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:55 PM

25. Probably final update

Update at 5:47 p.m. ET: The airport entrances have been reopened, KSAT says.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:15 PM

28. Has there ever been a bomb when someone calls in a bomb threat?

I understand that it needs to be taken seriously, of course, but I'm curious if such a threat has ever actually been true.

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #28)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:20 PM

31. actually yes, my HS in mexico city

one of the umpty bomb threats, they found one...



And I am sure I could even find a few of those in the nooz. Rare as hell, I suspect...

By the way, here is one in the nooz

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-19062495

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:15 PM

29. It was probably someone that wanted to squash the news of Dem Mayor Castro as keynote speaker


out of the news cycle down there in the local press.

Well, at least that is what I thought when I heard about the threat.


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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #29)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:34 PM

32. Wouldn't put anything past the repukes... Can't let the folks know about their mayor doing something

ICKY like going to the Democratic Party Convention. Oh, no! The Democrats do not exist in Texas or anywhere. Only allowed to be displayed as fossils, per the BFI.

Beck eclipsed the news of the Democratic primary in Dallas. I can hardly believe the depravity of the GOP, nothing is too low for them.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:19 PM

30. Which kind is it?

 



Or...

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:41 PM

33. Wonder what this was supposed to divert attention from.

Because it was so specific, it was probably a misdirection move on someone's part, getting all those police and federales around the airport.

What would really be scary is if this observing a test run for something else. (I have in-laws in San Antonio)

Haele

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Response to haele (Reply #33)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:43 PM

34. That is always a concern...



I know that my HS in Mexico City (being a Jewish school), got them at least once a year. The year we got one like for real, was disgruntled staff.

We kids never got afraid, it was a game truly. Years later, when responding to the same place, as a stand by unit, I knew how scary it really was.

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