Broward County

All-clear given at Fort Lauderdale airport after suspicious package found, BSO says

Authorities gave the all clear at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after a suspicious package was found outside Terminal 4 Sunday night, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Monday morning, a BSO spokesman said in an e-mail to The Miami Herald that the packages turned out to be two pieces of luggage and a purse.

Just after 6:30 p.m. a report of the package came in to Regional Communications, BSO said. Traffic was blocked to the airport.

BSO deputies and the department’s bomb squad responded. Just before 10 p.m. BSO said the “bomb squad and deputies have deemed the package safe.”