Miami Airport Terminal Reopens After Evacuation

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Associated Press Release

MIAMI (AP) -- Police say the Miami airport is up and running after a brief evacuation of one terminal.

A bomb-sniffing dog detected something suspicious on a pallet, and Terminal J was evacuated about 7 a.m. Wednesday. The evacuation lasted more than an hour.

Miami-Dade police spokeswoman Robin Pinkard says the suspicious package has been removed and an investigation continues.

During the evacuation, all planes were diverted away from the terminal.

CBS Miami News Copy

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A south terminal at Miami International Airport was evacuated Wednesday morning after something suspicious was found at a check point.

It happened around 7:30 a.m. in Terminal J. A K-9 alerted its handler to something on a pallet at gate 9 of the terminal.

Airport security evacuated the terminal and moved planes away from it.

A bomb squad from Miami-Dade police was called in to check out the item.

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