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Keflavík Airport Reopened After Bomb Threat

Keflavík Airport was closed for approximately four hours this morning after a bomb threat, RÚV reports. The threat was made in relation to a UPS jet that landed at the airport before midnight yesterday.

No bomb found

Keflavík International Airport has been reopened following a bomb threat last night.

According to a public statement from the Suðurnes Police this morning, the threat was made in relation to a UPS cargo plane – headed from Cologne, Germany to Kentucky, USA – which landed in Keflavík Airport at just after 11 PM yesterday.

The threat was received at 22.47 PM last night, and all air traffic was subsequently directed away from the airport, which was closed for approximately four hours as police authorities investigated the matter. No bomb has been found.

According to Isavia, all of today’s flights are on schedule, Mbl.is reports.

Fireworks and firearm replicas

As reported by Vísir at 8.52 AM, the Suðurnes Police discovered a box aboard the UPS cargo plane that contained fireworks and firearm replicas. An investigation is ongoing.

This article will be updated.

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