Friday, May 7, 2010

Bomb Threat Closes San Luis Port Of Entry

San Luis, AZ May 6 -- The San Luis Port of Entry was closed for almost 3 hours because of a bomb threat.

The port of entry was shut down around 5:45 Thursday evening. San Luis Police say that affects 6-8,000 people who cross at the San Luis Port. Traffic was at a standstill, backed up for miles and many in their cars had no idea what was going on.

According to Border Patrol and both Yuma and San Luis Police on scene, a bomb threat was called in to the San Luis Port of Entry.

Police say Customs and Border Protection on both sides of the border decided to shut down the port of entry. Many people waiting to walk across believe the bomb scare has to do with the immigration bill. And there was even a rumor a Mexican politician called the bomb threat in.

Maria Perez says, "there's some politician probably against that 1070 law and they had a protest...just to scare people so they mobilize to stop people from coming across.

The bomb threat is under investigation. No word on if a Mexican politician was involved, but the other rumor circulating is another bomb threat is expected Friday.

It wasn't until around 8:30pm when the port of entry finally re-opened.

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