Terminals at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport evacuated due to security investigation
Two terminals at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport were evacuated Saturday morning.
According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, deputies were notified of a bomb threat at the airport at approximately 8:49 a.m.
The airport’s official Twitter account announced that areas of Terminals 2 and 3 had to be evacuated due to a security investigation. Deputies also shut down entry into the airport.
The upper-level roadway has been closed due to the evacuation, and the lower-level roadway was re-closed at approximately 11:45 a.m.
Travel Alert #4: Law enforcement has just reclosed #FLL‘s lower-level roadway, and the upper-level roadway remains closed due to an ongoing security investigation. We apologize for any inconvenience, but the security & safety of our passengers & employees are our top priority.
— Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Int’l Airport (FLL) (@FLLFlyer) July 10, 2021
BSO’s bomb squad is at the airport investigating the threat.
Deputies are asking anyone planning to head to the airport to avoid the area.
Access to Terminals 1 and 4, as well as the Rental Car Center, has not been impacted, aside from the road closures.
It is not known how this is impacting flights.
This is a breaking news story that will be updated as information is made available.