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UPDATE: Bush Airport’s Terminal D, Cleared And Safe After False Alarm With Passenger Who Claimed To Have Explosives

IAH officials temporarily closed the ticketing area and HPD deployed its bomb squad

This file photo shows Bush Intercontinental’s Terminal D, which was partially closed on June 6, 2018, because of an incident with a passenger who claimed to carry explosives.

Bush Intercontinental Airport‘s Terminal D was cleared around 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday after an incident with a passenger who claimed having explosives in a bag or backpack, according to the airport’s press office.

The airport, commercially known by the letters IAH, reported in a tweet that an “impatient passenger” had made “comments” at a ticket counter that caused alarm, to the extent that the Houston Police Department’s (HPD) bomb squad was sent to IAH.

However, IAH spokesman Bill Begley told KTRK-ABC 13 Eyewitness News, it was determined that the contents of the bag or backpack were “benign.” Nevertheless, according to Begley, the passenger was detained.

IAH officials temporarily closed the ticketing area for Terminal D, according to Begley, who detailed the incident happened around 9:30 a.m.

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Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz

Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz

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Alvaro 'Al' Ortiz is originally from Spain. He worked for several years in his home country and gained experience in all varieties of journalism, from wire services to print, as well as broadcast news and digital reporting. In 2001, Al came to the United States to pursue a Master's degree...

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