MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Terminals have reopened at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport following a threat investigation.
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The Broward Sheriff’s Office said two terminals at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport had to be evacuated after they were notified of a threat.
BSO said it happened at around 8:49 a.m.
As a precaution, deputies evacuated Terminals 2 and 3 and also shut down entry into the airport.
BSO’s bomb squad investigated the threat.
Law enforcement had closed the lower-level roadway and the upper-level roadway during their investigation.
Cecilia Orozco said it was chaotic.
“I was dropping off a friend before 9 a.m. and I dropped him off. Started going towards Terminal 3 to leave the airport and the cop cars just got in front of us. Stopped the car. Fire squad, all that kind of stuff,” said Orozco.READ MORE: CBS4 Nat Moore Trophy Profile: St. Thomas Aquinas Quarterback Zion Turner
Orozco says her friend was inside the TSA checkpoint and texted her saying there was a bomb threat.
He told Orozco they were evacuating them from Terminal 2.
Orozco, who remained outside the airport says, “that’s when I saw someone get arrested and we were here for almost 3 hours.”
Broward County Sheriff’s Office confirmed it was a bomb threat that triggered temporary evacuations at Terminals 2 and 3.
Deputies blocked entry to the entire airport – and asked people to avoid the area while its bomb squad investigated.
People at the time were frustrated, wondering why their flight was delayed, but others understood.
“It’s a bomb threat. If we stay another hour, we stay another hour.”
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Orozco says she is just glad everyone is safe.