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Authorities respond to ‘security incident’ at Tucson International Airport

Authorities responded to an incident at Tucson International Airport late Tuesday, July 13.
Authorities responded to an incident at Tucson International Airport late Tuesday, July 13.
Published: Jul. 13, 2021 at 9:55 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Authorities responded to an incident at Tucson International Airport late Tuesday, July 13.

An airport spokesman could only confirm “there was a security incident requiring further checks on an incoming aircraft.”

The spokesman said the aircraft was cleared, passengers were allowed to get off and additional details would have to come from the FBI.

An FBI spokesperson said agents assisted the airport’s police department, the Tucson Police Department and Pima County Sheriff’s Department. The FBI also said there was no threat to the public.

A woman who said she was a passenger on the plane reached out to KOLD News 13.

She said the pilot told them federal agents had received a tip about a suspicious device in some luggage on the plane.

The passenger also said a woman was taken off the flight.

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