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3 planes evacuated at Charleston Airport after receiving a threat

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Three flights was evacuated Friday evening after an airport spokeswoman said there was an unidentified threat.

According to the spokesperson, a local law enforcement agency received a bomb-threat against an aircraft at the Charleston International Airport. The airport authorities then pulled passengers off Delta and United Express airplanes.

Authorities say about 263 passengers in concourse A were re-screened and had their bags rechecked as a safety precaution. The spokeswoman says all three flights were delayed for a couple of hours.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, Transportation Security Administration, Customs and Border Protection and Charleston County Bomb Squad were all called out to help in the investigation.

A K-9 Unit was also called in to sniff the tarmac.

No one was hurt in the incident

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