Bomb Threat Scare at South Bend Regional Airport

By: Joel Schipper
By: Joel Schipper

South Bend Regional Airport had a brief scare Tuesday morning as 911 received a call about a man with a ski mask shouting near the terminal and reports of a bomb in the building.

Around 8:30 Tuesday morning, several law enforcement groups reported to the airport's bus terminal including county and city officers, airport security, T.S.A. and the F.B.I.

Officers searched the airport armed with automatic rifles and bomb sniffing dogs. The South Shore and security lines were stopped only briefly during the security sweep.

“There were no flight delays, there were no stoppages whatsoever. We're in a fairly slow period this time of the morning so it was virtually uneventful,” said T.S.A. Security Director Daryn Frank.

Officials say they worked with a cell phone company and shortly after 10:00am, arrested 44 year old Raymond Lewis of South Bend. No explosives were found in Lewis' possession.

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