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Birmingham, Ala., Airport Evacuated Over Threat

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Passengers wait in parking lot near Birmingham Airport during evacuation. (Photo courtesy of WIAT, CBS 42 Birmingham) Passengers wait in parking lot near Birmingham Airport during evacuation. (Photo courtesy of WIAT, CBS 42 Birmingham)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The terminal at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International airport has been evacuated because of a threat.

The airport's Facebook page said the terminal had been evacuated Sunday because of a threat but didn't elaborate.

The airport website said several flights into the airport were being diverted.

Police spokesman Johnny Williams said he and other officers were on their way to the airport Sunday evening but didn't have any details on what prompted the evacuation. A call and email to the Birmingham Airport Authority wasn't immediately returned.

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