Fort Lauderdale Evacuates Part of 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 acccount said there was an, “ongoing security-related law enforcement investigation into a security-related incident,” and recommended travelers use a lower-evel 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 but no updates were given and the airport returned to normal operations.