Fresno Yosemite International evacuated Thursday morning over suspicious package

Fresno PD responded to a suspicious item that was found in the terminal.

Fresno Yosemite International Airport was evacuated early Thursday morning because of a suspicious item in the front terminal area. 

Half a dozen flights were expected to be delayed because of the incident. 


Driving the news: Around 5 a.m. Thursday morning the airport was evacuated in the ticket and baggage claim areas after a suspicious item was found. 

  • The Fresno Police Department Bomb Squad responded to the scene and examined the device. 
  • The airport said the terminal and ticketing area was reopened around 6:30, and passengers began processing for flights. 
  • All passengers who arrived prior to the incident were processed through TSA screening and the first morning departure was released on time. 
  • All other passengers had to be evacuated from the terminal. 
  • The airport said six flight delays were expected because of the incident, anticipating that delays would take an 1.5-2 hours. 
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