UPDATE: Anchorage Airport reopens after report of bomb on cargo aircraft

Published: May. 2, 2020 at 10:07 AM AKDT
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UPDATE 12:55 p.m.:

The Anchorage Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation released a statement on Saturday, saying after extensive investigation, no explosive device was located from the bomb threat on a China Air cargo flight. The plane had been diverted after taking off from Seattle, Washington en route to Taipei.

The FBI, Anchorage Police Department, and the Ted Steven's Anchorage International Airport Police and Fire Department all responded to the threat.

The investigation at the airport has been completed, however, the investigation into the source of the threat continues.

The FBI says it does not believe there is any continuing threat to the community as a result of this incident.

Ted Stevens International Airport is now open for incoming flights.

Original Story:

Inbound flights to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport are closed Saturday morning after an Asian-bound cargo flight that was the subject of a bomb threat was diverted to TSAIA.

Anchorage Airport officials say the flight was diverted to Anchorage early Saturday morning, and that FBI and Anchorage Police are searching the aircraft in a secure, remote section of the airport.

Flights bound for Anchorage may divert to Fairbanks International Airport until ANC reopens.

TSAIA officials say that it's anticipated that the airport will resume operations shortly.

Several aircraft can be seen maintaining holding patterns around Anchorage, including Volga-Dnepr Airlines flight 3237 from Houston, the Antonov An-225 cargo flight that landed in Anchorage Friday.

This is a developing story.
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