Miami Airport Evacuated

MIAMI (AP) - False alarm at Miami International Airport.

A terminal was evacuated briefly early this morning as authorities checked on a possible explosive device.

Transportation Security Administration spokesman Christopher White says a watch and other items in a box appeared to be part of an explosive device, but police determined they were harmless. The box was spotted in an x-ray machine scanning checked luggage near a United Airlines ticket counter.

Hundreds of passengers had milled around on the median outside the terminal with their luggage, and police officers blocked the sliding doors until giving the all-clear.

Airport spokesman Marc Henderson says the evacuation delayed six flights. About two-thousand passengers were affected.


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