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Colo. Springs airport reopens after threat

Colorado Springs Airport reopens after evacuation for bomb threat

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COLORADO SPRINGS ” The Colorado Springs Airport was evacuated for about three hours Monday after someone phoned in a bomb threat.

The airport reopened at about 4 p.m. after a search by officers and bomb-sniffing dogs turned up nothing, said John Leavitt, a spokesman for the city, which owns the airport.

Airport spokeswoman Kelly Jackson did not know how many people were evacuated but said it was several hundred.

Flights continued to land during the evacuation but planes were not allowed to taxi near the terminal. Jackson could not say how may flights were delayed or whether any were canceled.

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