UPDATE: TERMINAL 2, TERMINAL 3 EVACUATED. DELTA. JET BLUE. AMERICAN. SPIRIT.
UPDATE: BOMB THREAT
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
UPDATE: 12:28P: The airport is resuming operations. From FLL: “The upper/lower level roadways to #FLL have reopened & airport operations are gradually returning to normal after law enforcement cleared an earlier security incident at Terminals 2 & 3. Please be patient as FLL employees restart operations.”
UPDATE: 11:51A: BSO now reports this is a bomb threat. “At around 8:49 a.m., BSO deputies were notified of a bomb threat at FLL airport. As a precaution, deputies have excavated Terminals 2 & 3 and have also shutdown entry into the airport. BSO’s bomb squad is investigating. Persons headed to the airport are asked to avoid the area.”
UPDATE: 10:42A No additional information from FLL more than an hour into the evacuation. Also more than an hour into the evacuation, the Sun Sentinel finally got around to covering a major story in its coverage area. BocaNewsNow.com has been covering the evacuation since minutes after the story broke.
UPDATE: 10:02A TERMINAL 3, which serves American Airlines, Jet Blue and Spirit has now been evacuated as well. The airport reports significant traffic issues in the area.
BROWARD COUNTY, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Terminal 2 at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport is being evacuated for what airport officials are calling a “security investigation.”
The airport made the announcement around 9:35 Saturday morning.
Travel levels remain exceptionally high. The evacuation is causing massive traffic issues at the airport.
“If you are heading to the airport, we ask fo your patience as we work to resolve this matter,” tweeted officials via the airport’s Twitter account.
If you are at the airport, share your photos with us at news(at)BocaNewsNow.com.
It was not immediately clear what led to the “security investigation” or why authorities needed to evacuate the terminal. Terminal 2 serves Delta Airlines.
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