ALL CLEAR: Daytona Beach airport evacuated, flights diverted over bomb threat

Volusia deputies, police check airport after email threat

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – An emailed bomb threat has forced the evacuation of Daytona Beach International Airport and prompted flights to be diverted, the airport tweeted Wednesday morning.

“Alert: due to a potential threat and out of an abundance of caution, Daytona Beach International Airport has been evacuated. Law enforcement is on scene. Incoming flights have been diverted. Passengers should contact their airlines for updated flight info,” the airport tweeted.

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The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said deputies and Daytona Beach police conducted a sweep of the airport. The all clear was given at about 11 a.m.

“Thanks for your patience while the airport is checked and cleared,” VCSO tweeted.

It’s not known who received the threat via email.

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