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Police Dept. Assisting With Bomb Threat In Baton Rouge

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -  According to news reports, the Baton Rouge Police Department is working with the Baton Rouge Airport Police with the bomb threat.

Officials say a bomb threat has forced the evacuation of the Greater Baton Rouge Metro Airport terminal.

A call was received around 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Authorities also say the threat was called in to the airport earlier, claiming a vehicle in the parking garage contained a bomb. 

Ralph Hennessy, assistant director for the airport, says the terminal and parking garage were evacuated and that a perimeter was set up around the airport to keep people out of the facility. He said passengers on a plane that landed just before the bomb threat were waiting on the aircraft.

Hennessy says outbound flights have been canceled or delayed and individual airlines will decide whether to fly into Baton Rouge. Incoming planes will not be able to pull into the airport's terminals until everything is clear, he added.

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