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T.F. Green Airport lockdown ended after law enforcement concludes ‘no credible’ threat

The lockdown at T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island ended around 12:45 p.m. Friday after law enforcement searched a parking garage and found “no credible security threat,” officials said.

Rhode Island Airport Corporation spokesman John Goodman said regular operations were resuming at the state’s busiest airport and that passengers were urged to check with their airlines about any scheduling changes due to the security response.

“Law enforcement has determined there is no credible security threat at R.I. T.F.Green International Airport,’' he said. “RIAC has lifted the precautionary airport lockdown. Travelers are asked to check with their airlines regarding potential delays.”


Colonel Darnell S. Weaver of the Rhode Island State Police said a caller had claimed there was a potential suspect with a rifle. He said the threat was isolated to a parking garage and not in a terminal at the airport.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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