Breaking: Atlanta Airport concourse reportedly evacuated after explosion; Update: 2 bomb threats reported near state Capitol; Update: Airport concourse reportedly reopened, no injuries

Breaking news out of Atlanta:

First, an evacuation at Richmond International Airport this morning. And now, reports are coming in of an explosion in a maintenance shed at ATL.

The evacuation is reportedly limited to Concourse D.

More from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

The explosion happened around 9 a.m. in a maintenance shed at Concourse D, according to Atlanta fire spokeswoman Janet Ward.

Ward said there was no fire or smoke, but power is out to Concourse D and the concourse has been evacuated.


A person on the scene reports that the entire concourse has not been evacuated.

And elsewhere in Atlanta:

Twitchy is covering breaking updates on the bomb threats near the state Capitol here.

Another image reportedly from the scene at the airport:

An airport announcement warned travelers against entering security if they have flights leaving from Concourse D.

There are reportedly no injuries.

The concourse was evacuated as a precaution, according to the Atlanta Fire Department.

The view from a plane that’s been delayed:


The incident is being characterized as an “electrical explosion.”

At 10:14 a.m., the airport’s Twitter account provided its first update on the incident.

Twitchy will monitor this breaking news and update as details become available.

Editor’s note: The title of this post has been updated to reflect breaking information about the location of the explosion and evacuation. This post has been updated with additional information and tweets.

  • CHHR

    Seems Richmond International Airport in VA was evacuated too due to a threatening call…

  • Clete Torres

    Coordinated attacks, perhaps? Just thinking out loud.

    Has #NSA identified the suspects yet? Surely they know who it is…

    • GrindingMills

      I’m pretty sure this was a maintenance related explosion rather than an attack. Who would attack a maintenance shed?

    • TugboatPhil

      NSA won’t have any info on them if they are Chechnyans.

  • binky354

    And Prism didn’t prevent? I am shocked!

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    I used to go to School in the Atlanta area, and LOVED riding that little “Subway Train” back and forth from the Terminal to the concourses. Jawamax 8<{D}