Bomb Threat at Princess Juliana International Airport; Roads temporarily closed to the airport until further notice

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Police Department has closed roads leading to the Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM Airport), from the Simpson Bay Causeway round-a-bout and from the Maho round-a-bout in connection with a bomb threat at SXM Airport.  The bomb threat was received at 12.30PM.

Motorists are requested to avoid traveling to SXM Airport at this point in time.  Police check-points have been established at both round-a-bouts.

The Emergency Dispatch received two phone calls about two explosive devices placed in the immediate vicinity of the airport.  Police mobilized and searches are currently underway. 

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The Airport terminal has been evacuated by airport security and searches are being conducted by a Police search team.

Persons traveling today will have to check with their airline with respect to when they should travel to the airport in connection with their flight.

Information provided here was from the Police spokesperson and sent via DCOMM.  Additional updates will be provided.

Source: The Daily Herald Bomb Threat at Princess Juliana International Airport; Roads temporarily closed to the airport until further notice

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