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Fort Wayne International Airport All Clear After Security Threat

Fort Wayne International Airport All Clear After Security Threat

Fort Wayne, Ind. – Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) is all clear following an afternoon security threat that closed down the airport terminal building.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) received a low-level threat in the early afternoon of a potential security threat to passenger and airport staff safety. The threat was then elevated once additional intelligence was received by TSA personnel, and action was taken between TSA officials and Airport Public Safety.

The FWA Terminal Building was evacuated mid-afternoon, with passengers instructed to evacuate into the Airport parking areas. Airport staff aided passengers as needed. The Fort Wayne Police Department (FWPD) responded as Mutual Aid assistance. FWPD investigated the threat and delivered the all-clear at 4:15pm. The Airport has been deemed safe for all passengers and staff to return.

Flights continued to be accepted at the airport throughout the incident, with access to the Terminal limited. Passengers that were cleared from the terminal are being rescreened by TSA personnel, and passengers with flights later this evening are asked to give themselves extra time to arrive at the airport. Flights will continue to operate as normal.

The security threat continues to be under investigation.

About Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority (FWACAA) was created in 1985 and is responsible for managing the Fort Wayne International Airport and Smith Field Airport. The airport authority is governed by a six-member board appointed by the Mayor of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Commissioners. Serving northeast Indiana and the surrounding region, FWA offers nonstop service to 14 cities on four airlines. In 2019, FWA served 791,810 passengers –the tenth year of consecutive growth. As a result of FWACAA’s commitment to customer service, Fort Wayne International Airport was recognized by USA Today as one of the friendliest airports in the nation. For more information about the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, visit www.FWAirport.com.

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