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Update: Man in Custody After a False Bomb Threat

Cedar Rapids: A man is in custody after a bomb threat at the Eastern Iowa Airport early Wednesday morning.

At 2:59 a.m. this morning, Cedar Rapids Joint Communications Center received a call from OnStar regarding an individual who notified them that he was on Wright Brothers Boulevard, had a bomb and was going to blow up the airport.  Dispatchers notified the Eastern Iowa Airport and Cedar Rapids Police Officers.

The suspect was witnessed at the terminal and was observed leaving westbound on Wright Brothers Boulevard to Edgewood Road and travelling north.  Cedar Rapids Police Officers stopped the suspect vehicle at 3:11 a.m. at Edgewood Road SW/U.S. Highway 30.

The airport was promptly placed on lockdown while Cedar Rapids bomb technicians searched the interior and exterior of the terminal. No explosives were found.

Officers took a 47-year old male into custody and secured the vehicle for the Hazardous Devices Unit to search the vehicle.  Nothing suspicious was found in the vehicle.  Officers cleared the scene at 5:00 a.m. and the terminal was reopened.No flights were impacted and passengers were able to make flights.

The suspect was taken to a local hospital for evaluation and charges of False Reports, which concerns the placement of any incendiary or explosive device or material or other destructive substance or device in any place where persons or property would be endangered (Class “D” felony) are pending.