Things got a little tense at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport Wednesday night after a possible bomb threat was identified due to some unattended bags. After a brief evacuation, the area was determined to be safe and normal service resumed.
Passengers at the Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) were evacuated from Terminal D after a possible bomb threat was identified with some unattended bags on Wednesday evening. Around 5pm last night airport security was alerted to the unattended luggage near the ticketing counter and a canine was dispatched.
Local news organization KHOU reported that a bomb-sniffing canine alerted on a possible threat after being called to examine some unattended baggage in Terminal D of the massive airport.
The terminal was quickly evacuated while authorities investigated the threat. After a thorough investigation by the Houston Police Department’s bomb squad, it was determined the bags were safe, and the airport resumed normal service.
During the interruption, planes were still allowed to take off and land although some were held briefly on the tarmac during the investigation.
Named after the 41st President of the United States, Bush Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world covering some 10,000 acres of land and serving as one of United Airlines’ largest hubs.