Everything is back to normal at Miami International Airport after police investigated a suspicious vehicle parked outside Concourse D on Saturday morning, airport authorities said.
MIA spokesman Greg Chin said the car was parked at the curb near the Concourse D checkpoint. Concourse D is the main terminal of American Airlines. Levels one, two and three near the car were shut down due to security measures by Miami-Dade police.
The car was detected around 11 a.m., Chin said. Miami-Dade spokeswoman Jennifer Capote said a police dog pointed out the car and the area was evacuated as a precaution.
The bomb squad cleared the car, she said, and the terminal was reopening as of 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Both MIA and Fort-Lauderdale International airports have stepped up security this weekend due to the 15th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, which will occur on Sunday.