Watch: Flight Operations Remain Normal at CAE


Columbia , S.C. (WOLO) — Following several terrorist attacks at transportation sites in Brussels early Tuesday morning, many major cities in the United States are ramping up security by adding additional police units and bomb-sniffing dogs. However, at Columbia Metropolitan Airport officials say “operations remain normal” and they will “continue to be in communication with the FAA, Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration concerning any possible changes to security levels.”

Passengers leaving from Columbia Metropolitan Airport said despite the tragedy across the world, they can’t live in fear and will continue their travel.
“It’s not an unknown fact that in America we are the ultimate target so we definitely have to be cautious about our surroundings and try to take pre-emptive action to try to ensure that we don’t become victims like those in Brussels,” said traveler Susan Kennedy.
“I’m not going to even worry because at the end of the day I have God on my side so if something is going to happen, he wants it to happen,” said John Hampton. “He isn’t going to let anything happen to me if he doesn’t want it to happen.”
The Department of Homeland Security says they are monitoring the ‘unfolding events in Brussels’ and encourage American citizens that if they see something, say something. In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson states: “At the present we have no specific, credible intelligence of any plot to conduct similar attacks here in the United States.”
In addition, The University of South Carolina confirms the 4 students studying abroad in Belgium are safe and accounted for.
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