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FBI investigating bomb threat at Newport News-Williamsburg International airport, authorities say

The entrance to Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport in Newport News. (WYDaily file)
The entrance to Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport in Newport News. (WYDaily file)

UPDATE (4:35 p.m.): Allison L. Phillips, Back-Up Public Affairs Officer, FBI — Norfolk Field Office released the following statement:

“The investigation of a bomb threat made to the Newport News-Williamsburg airport has determined there was no threat to public safety.  Regardless, the FBI and our partners take every potential threat seriously and will take all measures necessary to ensure the safety of the communities we serve. Individuals found responsible for making threats in violation of state or federal laws will be prosecuted.”

NEWPORT NEWS — “The FBI is investigating a bomb threat at the Newport News-Williamsburg international airport along with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners,” Allison Phillips, FBI spokesperson, wrote in an email on Thursday. “We do not have additional details at this time, but we will provide updates when they are available.”

This is a developing story.


Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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