Buzzing Noise Shuts Down Palm Beach International Airport

UPDATE: 8:04p — We called it. While the initial police report was wrong — it was a JetBlue ground worker, not a TSA agent who heard the buzzing — the result was as we predicted. The buzzing noise may have been “an electric toothbrush” or something similar, according to PBSO. The airport is open again.

WEST PALM BEACH, FL ( — If you’re flying in or out of PBIA this afternoon or evening, good luck to you. A TSA agent heard a buzzing noise and, drawing on his or her vast training and experience, determined the buzzing noise must be something bad. So the airport, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, is shut down.

We’ll update as soon as we hear more, an update we expect to be something like: “the vibrating noise turned out to be nothing more than an ear-hair trimmer…or tickle-me-Elmo trapped under a pile of clothes…”

( isn’t trying to be cynical, but what are the odds of something bad being constructed in such a way that it makes noise?)

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