MIA concourse evacuated, given all clear
MIAMI (WSVN) -- The Miami International Airport concourse that was evacuated Thursday afternoon while bomb squad technicians examined a suspicious piece of luggage has been reopened to the public.
Miami-Dade Police evacuated Gates J5 through J12 in the airport's J concourse after a bag handler noticed something suspicious about one of the bags that were about to board onto a 3:20 p.m. Air Jamaica flight heading to Georgetown Guyana. The handler thought it was making a ticking sound. Bomb squad technicians rendered the suspicious piece of luggage inert and allowed passengers back onto the area that was evacuated almost an hour later.
The area was secured and passengers were moved to the J-H Connector. As an additional security measure, a K-9 officer examined all pieces of luggage at Gate J11 that were about to be boarded onto the Air Jamaica flight.
Twelve flights were affected as a result of the evacuation, two inbound and 10 outbound flights.
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