published Monday, November 4th, 2013

Flights resume at Birmingham airport after threat

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    A threatening note found in a bathroom by an Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport employee caused a shut down of the airport just after 4 p.m. Sunday. The terminal and tower were evacuated and flights were diverted.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Flights were scheduled to depart on time from Birmingham's airport one day after a note found in a restroom led to diverted flights and a two-hour evacuation of hundreds of passengers.

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport's website early today showed the day's first flight — A Delta flight to Atlanta — was scheduled to depart on time at 5:35 a.m. today.

The airport reopened Sunday evening after an airport employee found the note and turned it over to police. Airport authority spokeswoman Toni Bast said bomb squads swept the terminal but found nothing. She said about a dozen flights were either delayed or diverted.

FBI spokesman Paul Daymond said the agency's bomb technicians worked with local police to investigate.

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