WEST TISBURY (CBS) – Martha’s Vineyard airport was shut down for three hours Tuesday morning because of a bomb threat.

Massachusetts State Police said the threat was phoned into the airport at 6:45 a.m.  A K-9 unit was sent in to do a sweep of the airport and nothing dangerous was found. The airport was re-opened just before 10 a.m.

State Police told WBZ-TV bomb threats had also been phoned in to airports in Miami, Chicago and Dallas and they’re looking into whether the Vineyard threat is connected.

The airport’s assistant general manager, Geoffrey Freeman, told WBZ the threat did “not involve an aircraft” and that no one was hurt.

Police blocked off the road leading to the Martha’s Vineyard Airport Tuesday. (Photo credit: Rich Saltzberg – Martha’s Vineyard Times)

No other information is available at this point in the investigation.


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