Authorities investigate bomb threat at Monroe airport

MONROE, N.C. — Police in Monroe asked people to avoid the Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport on Wednesday because of an active investigation into a bomb threat.

The Monroe Police Department shared a post on social media saying that the airport was closed to visitors and all air traffic had stopped. No roads were reported to be closed, but road traffic was stopped into and out of the airport.

Later Wednesday night, the airport reopened. However, expect police at the airport throughout the night.

Chopper 9 Skyzoom was over the airport where K-9 units were seen coming from inside the main building and sniffing around vehicles.

The Monroe Police Department confirmed that the bomb squad was called in for assistance.

Personnel were also looking around other areas of the airport, including fuel tanks and hangers.

There did not appear to be a sense of urgency. Police said there is no threat to the public and there has not been any evidence to constitute the threat.

Deputies from Cabarrus County also responded to the airport.

No other details were made immediately available.

The airport, formerly known as the Monroe Regional Airport, largely serves single-engine planes and has one runway.

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