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Bomb threat temporarily shuts down Port of San Luis near Yuma

Posted at 12:14 PM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 23:47:49-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Customs officials suspended operations for several hours at a major border crossing in Arizona Monday afternoon.

A tweet from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) just after 12 p.m. says operations at the Port of San Luis near Yuma are being suspended due to a "public security concern."

CBP officials later clarified that the shutdown was due to a bomb threat. The Yuma Marine Corps Air Station's Bomb Detection Team searched the facilities and found nothing of note. The FBI is investigating the incident.

The CBP reopened the port later Monday afternoon.