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Published September 11, 2012, 09:44 PM

Bomb threat at Hector International Airport shuts things down

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- On the 11th anniversary of 9-11, a bomb scare at Hector International Airport here in Fargo. The threat, called in to the airport, shut down the terminal for more than an hour this afternoon.

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- On the 11th anniversary of 9-11, a bomb scare at Hector International Airport here in Fargo. The threat, called in to the airport, shut down the terminal for more than an hour this afternoon.

Right now, it's business as usual at Hector International. Traffic is flowing smoothly in and out of the airport. A stark contrast to what this city saw just a few hours ago. But inside the airport, as one passenger tells us, was very quiet.

Keith Crigger: "Very calm, very normal. Completely normal. We called a cab, thought we were going to go get a cab then heard some people grumbling that ground traffic was halted."

It didn't start out as the typical business trip for Keith Crigger. The British Columbia native had no idea what was happening when he flew into Fargo.

Crigger: "It's a little bit odd, but excited to see that there are cabs just down the road, so that's good."

He was forced to walk nearly a mile with his luggage to cabs waiting across 19th avenue north. Police had the entire airport blocked off as they utilized multiple resources.

Lt. Joel Vettel/Fargo Police Dept.: "Both the Fargo Police Department also from the FBI along with TSA and several other partners within the community, including some of our bomb techs. Some of the folks that obviosuly have some good knowledge about the subject."

Planes were still allowed to come and go as scheduled despite the threat. But nobody was allowed to enter the airport. After a complete sweep, nothing was found.

Lt. Vettel: "This is a perfect example of why we train for these types of events and why we feel things have gone extremely well and again, being prudent and certainly sensitive to the date that today is."

At this point, police have made no arrests, but say this is still an ongoing investigation.

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