WASHINGTON – Two garages at Washington Dulles International Airport have reopened after police investigated a bomb threat Monday night.
No bomb was found.
First reports about a problem came through just before 9 p.m. Monday as people on Twitter began expressing concern and asking questions while several passengers called into WTOP.
MWAA spokeswoman Kim Gibbs told WTOP they and police were investigating a bomb threat.
The United terminal was cleared and closed, but later reopened while daily parking garages remained closed while police searched the area.
By 10:45 p.m., MWAA spokesman Rob Yingling told WTOP terminals, runways and flights were operational.
By 11:15, the garages were reopened after the police searched returned negative results.
MWAA also says that contrary to early reports, planes were not evacuated. However, a spokesperson tells WTOP travelers flying to and from Dulles are encouraged to check their flight status, as several flights were delayed.
On Twitter, @DCairports (MWAA) shared status updates for travelers as initial reports poured in.
If you are flying #IAD Dulles tonight, check flight status with your airline. Airport is open and operating, but several flts delayed.