A bomb threat was called into the Philadelphia International Airport Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. Authorities have reported that a male called 911 at 4:30 p.m. EST, stating there was a bomb in the Terminal A baggage claim.
The caller, a current suspect, demanded British Airways’ planes not be allowed to leave the airport. Investigators traced the call to a pay phone in the airport’s customer waiting area.
Police have not said if any devices have been found at this time.
According to CBSPhilly, the airport was cleared at 6:30 p.m. Police have arrested a 30-year-old man from Norway.
The man’s identity or the charges he could be facing have not been released at this time. Authorities have not released any other information.
Check back to The Public Slate for more information as it becomes available.
By Jeanette Smith
Philly Voice: Officials Investigating Bomb Threat at Philadelphia International Airport
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