Thursday, March 25, 2021

PNS reopens after bomb threat

PENSACOLA, Fla. - A bomb threat called in to the Pensacola International Airport's operations center caused a 45-minute shutdown of the airport Thursday morning. The threat was reported at about 8:30 a.m., and the airport staff completed a series of security protocols with assistance from the Pensacola Police Department. "Every threat is treated as credible until determined otherwise," said Matt Coughlin, the airport director. The shutdown did not cause any flight cancelations. The FBI and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, with help from the PPD, will conduct a follow-up investigation into who made the threat and where it originated. (Sources: Pensacola News Journal, WEAR-TV, 03/25/21)