bomb threat this week against the Port of Houston has been officially
determined to be a hoax, and a male suspect is in FBI custody. Charges
Port of Houston Authority Police Department was notified by the
Houston Police Department that the threat had been received by telephone.
The threat did not indicate a specific port organization or location.
police then notified the FBI, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Customs
and Border Protection. Additionally, local law-enforcement agencies
increased patrols throughout the area as a precaution.
commercial vessel traffic was disrupted and no evacuations occurred.
The PHA, however, canceled a regularly scheduled afternoon tour
aboard the M/V Sam Houston.