MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade Police have said they cleared the scene after a suspicious item was found on a jet at Miami International Airport on Monday.READ MORE: Broward County Public Schools To Hold Special Meeting Tuesday Regarding Mask Mandate
The item was discovered on a Sun Country jet parked at Gate F-23.
Airport spokesman Marc Henderson said the plane was supposed to take off around 2 p.m. for Santa Clara, Cuba. The 142 passengers on the jet were evacuated.
The bomb squad was called in to check it out.
At around 3:40 p.m., airport officials posted the following message on Twitter.READ MORE: ‘You're Not Gonna Mask Your Way Out Of This Pandemic’: Sen. Marco Rubio Disagrees With CDC’s Updated Guidelines
Authorities removing suspicious item from F23. No disruption to operations.
— Miami Int’l Airport (@iflymia) May 11, 2015
Although most of the people who weren’t on the affected plane didn’t even know about the suspicious item, travelers said they were concerned to hear about it.
Raina Azar said, “If this were my plane I’d be freaking out.”
Olivia Beale added, “It’s still scary that it’s anybody else’s plane.”MORE NEWS: Suspect In Miami Beach Samurai Sword Murder Appears Before Judge
Miami-Dade Police have since said it was not a bomb, but did not clarify what the item that triggered the alert was.