Thursday, May 23 2013 7:31 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:31:22 GMT
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(RNN) - Both terminals at the San Antonio International Airport have been reopened, and people were allowed back in after a bomb threat early Wednesday afternoon.
Passengers were allowed back into terminals A and B, and incoming flights have resumed.
About 2,000 people were evacuated from the airport.
Someone called the airport and reported that three vehicles in the short-term parking garage contained explosives, according to San Antonio Police Chief William McManus. The caller also made threats against the nearby terminals.
"It was called in specifically to our airport," airport spokesman Rich Johnson said. "There was specific locations as well as specific numbers to people who answered the phone."
Passengers and employees were evacuated from both terminals 30 minutes after the threat was called in, about 2 p.m. CDT, and flights to and from the airport were temporarily stopped.
The airport is still not allowing flights to leave, although it is allowing incoming flights and holding them on the tarmac. The temporary parking garage remains closed.
Johnson said emergency crews completed a full sweep of Terminal B first, and people were allowed back inside. A sweep of the larger and more frequently used Terminal A was completed about an hour later.
The airport accommodates about 260 inbound and outbound planes and between 14,000 to 15,000 passengers each day, according to Johnson.
This is the second time in a week that the airport has had this type of scare.
San Antonio police and firefighters responded after workers found a suspicious package in the cargo area July 24.
Bomb experts later determined that the package was not harmful. Flights were not affected because the investigation took place away from the main terminals.
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Inbound planes are being allowed to land. just being held in tarmac area at the current time.
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