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Update: Airport resumes normal operations after suspicious package shuts it down

Update:

State police spokesman Trooper Joe Dunsmore said three packages were found in an upstairs area of the terminal at around 7 a.m. and were subsequently checked by the state police bomb squad.

The airport resumed normal operations by around 11 a.m.

No explosive materials were found and the investigation continues, Dunsmore said.

9:30 a.m.:

A suspicious package has shut down the Altoona-Blair County Airport, according to state police.

The closure has halted all air activities and has also closed Magisterial District Judge Andrew Blattenberger’s office, state police noted.

Along with the state police, Blair County Emergency Management, North Woodbury police, Martinsburg police, Martinsburg volunteer firefighters and TSA agents are at the scene.

State police said there is no known threat to the surrounding area and the investigation is ongoing.

A reporter is working on a story for the Saturday Altoona Mirror.

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