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Watertown International Airport re-opens in wake of weekend bomb scare

Published on September 18, 2023

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WATERTOWN- Watertown International Airport has re-opened, following a bomb threat over the weekend.

The scare occurred early Sunday, when airport personnel received the threat via a general public email address.

Authorities with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office report the threat was first discovered at around 6:00 a.m.

Airport officials, who spoke with WWNY-TV, say that all procedures were followed and everyone was evacuated from the property.

Although no actual bomb or any other suspicious and/or dangerous materials were discovered, police say the investigation remains ongoing.

The airport was re-opened shortly before 10:00 a.m.

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