‘Security investigation’ prompts terminal evacuations at Fort Lauderdale International Airport

Terminals 2, 3 impacted by investigation

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A “security investigation” at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport prompted evacuations of two terminals Saturday morning, according to airport officials.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet it was notified of a bomb threat at the airport around 8:49 a.m. The terminals were evacuated and entry to the airport was shut down, according to the sheriff’s office.

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A tweet from the airport said traffic near Terminals 2 and 3 were being impacted with the roadways in the upper and lower levels closed, but the sheriff’s office said everything reopened around 12:35 p.m.

The sheriff’s office bomb squad is investigating the incident.

This is a developing story and will be updated with more information as we receive it.


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