DEVELOPING STORY: There is chaos at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport tonight as hundreds of passengers were ordered to evacuate Terminal One. That terminal services Southwest Airlines and a number of budget carriers.
“Due to a developing security-related incident, law enforcement has evacuated the upper level of Terminal 1 and temporarily closed #FLL‘s Departures entrance in an abundance of caution until further notice. Updates will be posted as more info is available,” airport officials announced on social media.
There is a significant law enforcement presence at the airport. This post will be updated once authorities release more information. Watch videos from the scene below and click here to get Todd’s breaking news alerts.
🚨#BREAKING: Fort Lauderdale international Airport is being evacuated for an unspecified incident— Ghost Ops News (@the3dgameboy) December 18, 2023
📌#FortLauderdale | #Florida
Currently, Reports of heavy law enforcement and other agencies are on the scene at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport as evacuations are… pic.twitter.com/LhpVJd356N
BREAKING: AT 6:42 PM ET Terminal 1 are Fort Lauderdale International airport was evacuated.— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) December 18, 2023
– Terminal 1 serves Southwest and United airlines, as well as other low-cost airlines.
– The Departures entrance is also closed.
– The situation was sparked on the upper level of… pic.twitter.com/sS2NJAzHUP