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Sun November 3, 2013
Suspicious note closed down Birmingham Shuttlesworth Int'l Airport
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Flights were scheduled to depart on time from Birmingham's airport one day after a note found in a restroom led to diverted flights and a two-hour evacuation of hundreds of passengers. Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport's website early Monday showed the day's first flight -- A Delta flight to Atlanta -- was scheduled to depart on time at 5:35 a.m. Monday. The airport reopened Sunday evening after an airport employee found the note and turned it over to police. Airport authority spokeswoman Toni Bast said bomb squads swept the terminal but found nothing. She said about a dozen flights were either delayed or diverted. FBI spokesman Paul Daymond said the agency's bomb technicians worked with local police to investigate.