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Fort Lauderdale Airport closure due to suspicious wires in a car

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UPDATE: Things are returning to normal at the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after a shutdown caused by reports of suspicious wires found in a car. Broward Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Carey Codd says the driver saw smoke coming out of his hood and pulled into the upper level of the airport to check it out. When the driver popped the hood, he found some wires sticking up and thought they looked suspicious, so BSO was called in.

Investigators checked it out and determined it was just car trouble. Parts of Terminals 2 and 3 were evacuated, while planes were delayed and stuck on the tarmac until 7 this morning when the all-clear was given.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — All roads to Florida’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport have been reopened after being closed early Thursday amid a suspicious package investigation, according to airport officials. They were closed as police investigated a the package reported around 2 a.m. The airport had been evacuated and planes were stuck on the tarmac.

The airport took to Twitter shortly before 5 a.m. to announce that “all entrance roadways” to the airport “are temporarily closed dues to a law enforcement investigation outside of Terminals 2 and 3.” WTVJ reported that authorities found a suspicious package in the area three hours earlier.

“Disruptions to airport operations may be possible, and travelers are advised to check with their airline for the latest flight status before coming to the airport,” the airport tweeted.