Florida airport shut down for hours when 2 suspicious packages found
JACKSONVILLE, Florida (AP) - The Jacksonville International Airport in Florida was shut down for several hours after the authorities found two suspicious packages - one they said was destructive - that led to an evacuation.
There was no immediate word early on Wednesday about arrests and travellers were advised to check with their airlines regarding flight information.
The airport was evacuated around 6pm on Tuesday after the police found a suspicious package in the terminal and another in a nearby parking garage. It reopened just before 11pm.
During a late-night news conference, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office spokesman Shannon Hartley said one of the packages "had some destructive nature" and was taken offsite. He did not elaborate.