Bomb threat forces lockdown at Grant County airport

Tri-City HeraldJuly 11, 2013 

— The Grant County International Airport was on lockdown Thursday for nearly three hours after a bomb threat was called in.

The threat came in around 8:45 a.m. and officials immediately closed the airport in Moses Lake, a Grant County Sheriff’s Office release said. Surrounding buildings were also on lockdown.

The sheriff’s office searched the airport with a bomb detection dog and didn’t find a bomb, the release said.

Flights were not affected by the threat and the airport opened around 11:15 a.m., said Kyle Foreman, the sheriff’s office public information officer.

The airport is used mostly by the military and private pilots, Foreman said. No commercial airlines use the airport.

The sheriff’s office did not release any other details about the threat. The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.

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