Concourse at Atlanta airport reopened after explosion

Concourse at Atlanta airport reopened after explosion

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Concourse at Atlanta airport reopened after explosion

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by CBS Atlanta

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Posted on June 11, 2013 at 8:52 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 11 at 9:51 AM

ATLANTA -- Concourse D at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was evacuated after an explosion Tuesday morning, but has since reopened.

The explosion happened in a maintenance shed around 8:40 a.m. local time.

Airport officials said it was a small electrical explosion near Gate D 21 at a ramp level maintenance shop. There were no reported injuries, and there was no fire.

Passengers on the northside of Concourse D were evacuated to Concourse E, but have since been able to return to Concourse D. There is still partial power outage in certain areas of Concourse D.

The cause of this explosion is currently under investigation.

Earlier in the morning in Virginia, Richmond International Airport was evacauted after a threat was phoned in. A tweet by the airport said the threat was “deemed serious enough to evacuate the terminal as a precautionary measure.” K-9 teams swept the terminal, and a search of the parking decks yielded nothing suspicious.

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