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Four Miami Airport Concourses Evacuated

MIAMI — A spokesman for Miami International Airport says four of its six concourses have been evacuated as a police bomb squad investigates a report of a suspicious item.

Airport spokesman Greg Chin told The Associated Press early Friday that a bomb squad went to one of the concourses about 9:30 p.m. ET Thursday. He says police are looking at the item in a U.S. Customs area of Concourse E near an international arrivals area.

The item was found inside luggage in the customs area, Miami-Dade Police Department officials told local media.

Chin said the shutdown was at all but two concourses and that 100 to 200 people were evacuated.

Several flights were diverted to other parts of the airport.

He declined to release other details and referred further questions to Miami-Dade police, who did not immediately return further requests for comments.

Traffic at the airport was brought to a crawl, with most cars inching along, the Miami Herald reported. Travelers who could not be picked up at the airport instead started walking off the property.

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