6 August Ft. Lauderdale Airport

A suspicious package resulted in the evacuation of a large part of the Fort Lauderdale Airport Sunday, August 6. Reports said the Terminal 1 check-in area was evacuated for a little over an hour while an investigation into a suspicious package was conducted. The airport’s social media account said there was an “ongoing security-related law enforcement investigation into a security-related incident,” and recommended travelers use a lower-level roadway at that time. The Broward Sheriff’s Office told a local news station that an “unattended bag caused the evacuation so the bomb squad could check out the luggage.” The issue was resolved and the airport returned to normal operations.