Jacksonville Airport Reopens After Scare

    Florida National Guardsman Sgt. Christopher Duemmel stands guard at his post at an airport concorse security station Friday, Oct. 5, 2001, at Jacksonville International Airport in Jacksonville, Fla. The Florida National Guard is deployed at Florida airports to help with security. (AP Photo/Oscar Sosa)


    On Tuesday night, hundreds were evacuated from Florida’s Jacksonville International Airport after “suspicious packages” were found in the area. According to one report, a man claiming to have a bomb was apprehended by authorities, and later two men were handcuffed, one inside the airport and one outside. A bomb squad was reportedly en route to the area. Flights have been delayed, and at least some planes have been unable to depart. At 11:15 p.m., it was announced that the airport had reopened.

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