News

Actions

Tulsa police increase airport security

Posted at 5:37 PM, Mar 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-23 07:14:51-04

TULSA - Moments after the attacks in Brussels Tuesday morning, airports across the world stepped up their security, including Tulsa International Airport.

Police say a majority of their K9 unit has been sniffing out populated areas throughout the day. Authorities are looking for anything suspicious or out of the ordinary.

RELATED: Fallin, Lankford extend condolences to Brussels

The bomb squad has the dogs checking baggage before it goes on any planes.

Tulsa police say there is no immediate threat in Tulsa or Oklahoma; however, they are increasing their presence as a safety precaution.

"We do want to know what's going on around the world, because when something happens overseas it can inspire some ill intentions here and do something here so it's important to maintain that, because it's our job."

The Tulsa International Airport has six bomb sniffing dogs. A majority of them are active during the airports busiest hours

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

Download our free app for Apple and Android and Kindle devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Severe Weather, School Closings, Daily Headlines and Daily Forecasts.

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook