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Miami International Airport roadways reopen after security scare

Police investigate suspicious car later deemed safe

MIA Operations Manager Noel Prado shared these photos on Facebook Saturday.
MIA Operations Manager Noel Prado shared these photos on Facebook Saturday.

MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – As the 15th anniversary of 9/11 has law enforcement on high alert, an investigation outside of the Miami International Airport terminal caused traffic delays for about an hour on Saturday. 

Traffic closures resumed about 2 p.m. The airport's roadways reopened once the bomb squad was certain a suspicious car outside of Concourse D did not pose a danger to the public, police said. 

"Roadways, traffic and affected bag claim areas starting to move," MIA spokesman Greg Chin tweeted about 2:10 p.m. "This will take time."

Miami-Dade County Police closed the roadways on both levels, as the bomb squad investigated a silver car at the ground departure level. 

The Federal Aviation Administration reported the investigation did not impact air traffic operations.

There was plenty of chaos and distress. 

Several drivers reported being stuck for miles out on their way into the airport. Dozens on Interstate 112 opted to walk to the terminal in hope of catching their flights, a witness said. 


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