False alarm prompts brief evacuation at Austin airport

A brief evacuation was triggered on July 13, 2017 at Austin airport due to a false alarm. (Courtesy/Robert Bredvad)
A brief evacuation was triggered on July 13, 2017 at Austin airport due to a false alarm. (Courtesy/Robert Bredvad)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport was briefly evacuated Thursday afternoon.

Austin police tell KXAN there was a false alarm and that passengers are being allowed back in the terminal. The alarm was related to roof construction, the airport said.

Twitter users reported the fire alarm was sounding in the terminal.

The lower levels of ABIA were evacuated when a cooler was found abandoned last week.

Brief evacuation at Austin airport triggered by false alarm on July 13, 2017 (KXAN Photo/Frank Martinez)
Brief evacuation at Austin airport triggered by false alarm on July 13, 2017 (KXAN Photo/Frank Martinez)

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