Nothing Found After Bomb Threat At Blue Grass Airport

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Updated: 2/07 12:10 pm
The all clear has been given after a bomb threat sent local, state and federal authorities rushing to Blue Grass Airport Friday morning.

Authorities responded to the airport, shortly after 8 a.m., after they received a threat that a bomb could be inside, officials said.

“This particular threat, under my impression, was not specific," said Amy Caudill, the Director of Marketing & Community Relations at Blue Grass Airport.

The threat was received, via telephone, by the Kentucky State Police, who quickly notified the airport of the threat. The specifics of the threat were not released by officials on the scene, citing that an investigation was ongoing. 

Police searched the entire airport property, utilizing bomb-sniffing K-9 units and other methods of investigation, police officials told ABC 36. Nothing was found, but Kentucky State Police, Lexington Police & Fire, University of Kentucky Police, Blue Grass Airport Police, the Transportation Security Administration and Federal Law Enforcement were all on scene for several hours ensuring the safety of passengers.

The airport was not evacuated during the search. “Flights continued as normal, and operations conditioned as normal here at the airport. We rely on our public safety local, state and federal officials to tell us if there are any type of concerns that we need to evacuate,” Caudill said.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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