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UPS bomb scare didn't affect Albany operations

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Workers are on alert at a UPS sorting facility in Albany after an apparent terrorist plot was uncovered.

Two packages containing explosives were intercepted overseas. They were sent from Yemen to Chicago.

Officials then tracked down and checked every package on its way to a destination in the U.S. from Yemen.

UPS has a regional sorting facility at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport, but the security threat did not affect operations at the airport Friday.

"Of course our folks here are always on the lookout for things that are out of the ordinary. As of now we have not heard from anybody at the UPS building and we don't expect their to be any problems," said Yvette Ahele, Airport Director.

UPS suspended all service from Yemen.

The company did not talk about possible security changes but did say security is its top priority, and it is cooperating with authorities.

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