Part of Atlanta Airport reportedly evacuated after explosion [live updates]

http://twitter.com/#!/JoseAlvarez2nd/status/344443530195894275

Breaking news out of Atlanta:

http://twitter.com/#!/FOX5Atlanta/status/344442853151346690

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

http://twitter.com/#!/GACheesehead/status/344443063332114432

The evacuation is reportedly limited to Concourse D.

http://twitter.com/#!/JohnBorsa/status/344446018894581761

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.

http://twitter.com/#!/wsbtv/status/344445212472516609

Update:

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

http://twitter.com/#!/chanhartsog/status/344446879397982210
http://twitter.com/#!/chanhartsog/status/344448211223724032

And elsewhere in Atlanta:

http://twitter.com/#!/edgarzuniga/status/344450411840819201

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

Another image reportedly from the scene at the airport:

http://twitter.com/#!/ajc/status/344453181603991552

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

http://twitter.com/#!/wsbtv/status/344453387636584448

There are reportedly no injuries.

http://twitter.com/#!/jenniferfeldman/status/344455983944318977

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

http://twitter.com/#!/jenniferfeldman/status/344454476247203840

The view from a plane that’s been delayed:

http://twitter.com/#!/YRN70/status/344454703746265089

Update:

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

http://twitter.com/#!/edgarzuniga/status/344454009756741634

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

http://twitter.com/#!/Atlanta_Airport/status/344466297733668865
http://twitter.com/#!/Atlanta_Airport/status/344469145913536512

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.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/06/11/breaking-atlanta-airport-reportedly-evacuated-after-explosion/

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