Florida airport evacuated over bomb threat – KIRO 7 News Seattle


FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – A bomb threat prompted the evacuation of parts of an airport in Florida on Saturday, officials said.

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Update 1:35 p.m. EDT July 10: The Broward County Sheriff’s office gave the all-clear and opened Terminals 2 and 3 and the airport entrance.

The MPs continue to investigate.

UPDATE: BSO MPs have given @FLLFlyer the all-clear. Terminals 2 and 3 have been secured and are now open. The MPs also opened access to the airport. The investigation continues. pic.twitter.com/pCvbzVZKTd

– Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) July 10, 2021

Update 12:15 p.m. EDT July 10: The airport entrance is closed while the Broward County Sheriff Office’s bombing squad is investigating, the agency said.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said it had been called about 8:49 a.m. about a bomb threat and had closed Terminals 2 and 3 and the airport entrance as a precaution.

At around 8:49 a.m., BSO MPs were informed of a bomb threat @FLLFlyer. As a precaution, the MPs excavated Terminals 2 and 3 and also closed the entrance to the airport. The BSO bomb squad is investigating. People driving to the airport are asked to avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/7QPPfJw6Su

– Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) July 10, 2021

Original report: Terminals 2 and 3 were evacuated at Fort Lauderdale International Airport at around 9:35 a.m., airport officials said on social media.

UPDATE: Travel #Alert: A safety investigation will affect traffic along the upper lane of #FLL at Terminals 2 and 3. Areas of T2 and T3 were evacuated as a precaution. If you are at #FLL, or coming here, we ask for your patience while we work to resolve the issue.

– Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Int’l Airport (FLL) (@FLLFlyer) July 10, 2021

Terminal 2 operates flights for Delta Airlines, reported Boca News Now. Terminal 3 is used by American Airlines, JetBlue and Spirit.

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