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August 31, 2014

All clear at KCI after claim of possible bomb causes evacuation

Terminal B at Kansas City International Airport was evacuated for two hours Sunday as police checked into a person’s claim that a pickup truck parked outside may be carrying a bomb.

Terminal B at Kansas City International Airport was evacuated for two hours Sunday as police checked into a person’s claim that a pickup truck parked outside may be carrying a bomb.

Flights scheduled to be arriving at the terminal were rerouted to Terminal C, where outgoing and incoming passengers were relocated pending a search of the truck by the Kansas City bomb squad, said airport spokesman Joe McBride.

About 6:30 p.m., “an individual mentioned to an airport employee something about a vehicle that might have a bomb,” McBride said. That individual was taken into custody by airport security.

Police cleared the way for passengers to return to Terminal B about 8:30 p.m. It was not immediately known whether explosives were found.

McBride said people heading to KCI late Sunday or early Monday should check FlyKCI.com for the status of flights and gate locations.

Rick Montgomery, rmontgomery@kcstar.com

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