Miami-Dade County

All clear after police investigated ‘suspicious vehicle’ at MIA

Passengers wait to go through TSA security at Miami International Airport's Checkpoint E on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 10, 2016. Earlier, a suspicious car was found outside Terminal D.
Passengers wait to go through TSA security at Miami International Airport's Checkpoint E on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 10, 2016. Earlier, a suspicious car was found outside Terminal D. mhalper@miamiherald.com

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.

Alex Harris: 305-376-5005, @harrisalexc

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