Last night, a suspicious item located in the luggage of a Texas man caused four concourses at Miami International Airport to be evacuated as the bomb squad came into investigate. Now it appears the item was merely a metal canister, and the man was a 70-year-old scientist traveling to Puerto Rico.
TSA workers found what they thought to be a suspicious item in the mans luggage at about 9:30 last night. As a precautionary measure concourses E, F, G and H along with the airport's hotel were evacuated. Several roadways were closed down, and traffic through the airport was brought to a slow crawl.
Now it appears that there was never any threat. The suspicious canister has tested negative for explosive. The 70-year-old scientist, who remains unidentified, has fully cooperated with the investigation and is not under arrest.
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Only about 150 people were in the terminals at the time. Several flights were diverted to other terminals until the evacuated areas were re-open at 4:30 this morning.