No explosive found after investigation at Greater Binghamton Airport

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - The Greater Binghamton Airport was put on lockdown Monday morning after someone called in a bomb threat.

The threat was called in at around 10 a.m. by a woman claiming a car parked at the airport had explosives inside of it.

Police closed-off the entrance to the airport and were able to locate the vehicle within 10 minutes.

A search concluded there were no explosives or any weapons in the car.

After conducting a nationwide alert, Pennsylvania State Police located the woman who called in the threat.

It was determined that she was suffering from a mental illness and not taking medication.

The owner of the vehicle, who is traveling out of state, was contacted and cooperated with the investigation.

"A lot of investigative legwork was done in that short amount of time. We were able to get in contact with the owner of the vehicle, got a lot of the background information from that person and we were able to clear the vehicle," said Broome County Security Director Jim Dadamio.

Police determined the vehicle was safe and airport operations resumed at around 3 p.m.

One flight did land and passengers were taken off the plane during the lockdown.

No charges will be filed against the woman who called in the threat.


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