Saturday, November 14, 2015

Western Nebraska Regional Airport (KBFF) evacuated after unattended package reported

Flight Deck employees stand outside waiting to get the OK to resume work after an unattended package was reported at Western Nebraska Regional Airport. The Scotts Bluff County Sheriff's Department, Scottsbluff Police Department's bomb squad, Nebraska State Patrol and Scottsbluff Fire Department all responded to the unattended package report.

The Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Department and other first responders have responded to a report of unattended luggage at the Western Nebraska Regional Airport.

Also responding were the Scottsbluff Police Department’s bomb squad, Nebraska State Patrol and Scottsbluff Fire Department.

The airport was evacuated after unidentified luggage was located at the airport. 

According to Darwin Skelton, airport manager, the bag was not claimed by any person at the time and the Sheriff’s Department had to follow protocol and called in the bomb squad. 

There were around 15-20 people evacuated from the airport.

The agencies responded at about 3 p.m. Highland Road was closed due to reports of "possible radiation" in the package.

Flight Deck Restaurant will remain closed the remainder of the night due to the investigation. The airport also remains closed.

Vertex was also originally supposed to evacuate, according to a Nebraska State Patrol trooper at the scene, and scanner reports. But they were told to stay inside the building. 

- Source:  http://www.starherald.coml

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