Travel Alert April 15 2021: San Antonio International Airport Currently Locked Down

Editor’s Note: The latest update is that San Antonio International Airport has fully restored standard operations; and a video of the full media briefing pertaining to why the airport was locked down by the San Antonio Police Department has been added to this article.

If San Antonio is currently in your travel plans, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information — due to the international airport being locked down at the time this article was written.

Travel Alert April 15 2021: San Antonio International Airport Currently Locked Down

According to this message which was posted at the official Twitter site of the San Antonio Police Department, “There is a confirmed officer-involved shooting at 9800 Airport Blvd. There is no active threat to the public. As a precaution, the Airport has been put on lock down. No other injuries are reported.

Reports and photographs of airplanes being held at gates — as well as people being ordered to evacuate from the airport — are starting to circulate around the Internet.

The incident was reported just after 2:00 in the afternoon Central Daylight Time earlier today, Thursday, April 15, 2021.

No notice pertaining to this incident — of which few details have been given — has been posted at the official Internet web site of San Antonio International Airport nor its social media sites; and no word has been given at this time as to when the airport will open again to traffic.

None of the airlines currently has posted an official notice or a travel waiver of any kind.

The international airport serves the city of San Antonio, which is both the seventh most populous city in the United States and the second most populous city in Texas. Eleven airlines currently provide service to the airport.


As an update to this incident, an official video of a full media briefing has been released from the San Antonio Police Department:

Additionally — according to the official Twitter account of San Antonio International Airport — “The lower-level roadway has been reopened. The airport has fully restored standard operations.”

Although San Antonio International Airport has fully restored standard operations, you might still experience delays — and possible cancellations — of flights…

…so if you are either scheduled to arrive at or depart from the airport via airplane, check with the carrier who is operating the flight for the latest information.

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3 thoughts on “Travel Alert April 15 2021: San Antonio International Airport Currently Locked Down”

  1. Deltahater says:

    The shooter was seen earlier at a major intersection in San Antonio firing 9-10 rounds off a fly-over. The shooter was well known to Police

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      Thank you for that information, Deltahater.

      I saw in one of the reports which I read that someone allegedly fired several shots from the overpass at United States Highway 281 and Texas State Highway Loop 1604 north of the city earlier today; but the connection was not verified at the time.

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