Bellingham International Airport resumes normal operations after bomb scare


Breaking news update:

Authorities say the Bellingham International Airport has resumed normal operations after screeners got “a positive swab for explosives” on an unattended piece of luggage and the facility was briefly evacuated.

The piece of luggage was a medium-sized black suitcase. It was discovered on the sidewalk of the passenger pick-up area at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

A bomb robot was deployed to obtain the X-rays of the suitcase. X-rays revealed that it was empty.

About 300 passengers were temporarily placed in a post-screening area, police said, and multiple flights were delayed.

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The Bellingham International Airport is being evacuated after screeners received a positive swab for explosives on a suitcase.

Bellingham Police say the medium size black suitcase was discovered on the sidewalk of the passenger pickup area about 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

A bomb robot has been deployed to obtain X-rays of the suitcase. Authorities say this will take time.

Bellingham Police say there are about 300 passengers in the post-screening area. Police say they are fine and far from the area of concern.

Police say the airport is being evacuated as a precaution.

We have a crew en route and will update this article when more information becomes available.