Suspicious Package Reported at MIA
Concourse J at Terminal 5 evacuated and locked down
MIAMI - MAY 22: American Airlines planes sit parked at their gates at Miami International Airport May 22, 2008 in Miami, Florida. American Airlines parent AMR announced May 21, 2008 that in response to surging fuel costs, the carrier was cutting 7% of its workforce, 11-12% of its domestic flights, and retire 75 aircraft. In addition, American announced that it would begin charging a most passengers a $15 fee their first checked bag. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
Updated at 10:34 AM EST on Thursday, Mar 24, 2011
Hours after a massive fire ripped through a fuel tank at Miami International Airport, a suspicious package caused an evacuation of a terminal Thursday morning.
Concourse J at Terminal 5 was evacuated and locked down shortly before 8 a.m. after a suspicious bag was found on a baggage carousel.
A bomb squad was called in as authorities investigated. The area was cleared by 9 a.m. and passengers were being allowed back into the concourse.
The fire was reported in a fuel tank around 11 p.m. Wednesday, and took firefighters a couple hours to extinguish. No one was injured.
Published at 9:08 AM EST on Mar 24, 2011