Extra Security Measures In Place At Miami International Airport & PortMiami

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami International Airport (MIA) and PortMiami have upped their security measures following a shooting Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

CBS4’s David Sutta was able to confirm a Miami-Dade police special response team is in place in baggage claim area of Miami International Airport.

Sutta also captured video of federal agents on the scene.

The Southeast Florida Fusion Center released a statement, stating there is no known threat to MIA.

“Regarding the incident at the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, there is currently no known nexus to Miami-Dade County.  The Southeast Florida Fusion Center will continue to closely monitor the situation.”

Michael Hernandez, the director of communications for Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, says the mayor has been briefed by Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez.

Sutta spoke with Emilio T. Gonzalez, the director and chief executive officer of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, who said eight flights were diverted from Fort Lauderdale and have arrived at MIA.

Even with the increased security at both MIA and PortMiami, Hernandez said they are operating normally.

Port Everglades was shut down due to the traffic situation at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

But it reopened at around 5 p.m.

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