A bomb threat caused Fargo Police to temporarily shut down roads around Hector International Airport Tuesday.
FARGO - A bomb threat at Hector International Airport in north Fargo late Tuesday afternoon, around 4:15 p.m.
The road leading to the airport was blocked for about an hour and a half, but police Lt. Joel Vettel says the terminal was not evacuated, and air traffic was not disrupted.
An airport worker received the threat. Police, the FBI, airport security, bomb squad, fire department and ambulance personnel responded.
Authorities searched the airport and surrounding area, but nothing was found. Vettel tells KFGO News that police are still investigating, but nobody was detained and nothing was taken into evidence.
At least five passengers decided to hoof it a mile up the airport road to 19th Avenue, where they had a ride waiting. They said it was strange at the airport-- everyone was just waiting around, but their rides couldn't come to the terminal to pick them up.
The airport reopened around 6 p.m.
(photo: KFGO's Don Haney talking with passenger from the Turks and Caicos Islands who grabbed his luggage and walked about a mile from the terminal to 19th Avenue. He was headed to Thief River Falls to visit a brother.)
Bonnie Amistadi/Jim Monk