Police are currently looking into a suspected device that was found in the cargo area of Miami International Airport.

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A K-9 unit and an X-ray machine both found the contraption. According to a senior officer, there are wires attached to the device.

Miami-Dade Police and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue were called to the airside sector of the cargo area at Miami International Airport around 5:20 p.m. in response to the claimed threat. This location is close to 6650 NW 22nd St. Units from both departments were sent to the scene to quickly examine and deal with the situation. The claimed threat was taken seriously by the authorities, who then moved quickly to secure everyone’s safety and the security of the airport’s facilities.

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When a sensor or equipment in one of the bays at Miami International Airport detected the presence of a suspicious package, emergency personnel were informed of a potential threat. Authorities moved quickly to seal the area after discovering what was described as a crate with dimensions of roughly 3 feet apiece.

First responders have shut off Northwest 22nd Street, which is near the far side of the structure, as a precaution. To coordinate their response actions, the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) units have set up a command center on the airport’s northern side, close to 67th Avenue and 22nd Street.

Due to a suspicious package tip from a K9 officer, police at Miami International Airport evacuated a cargo building on Friday afternoon. Officials were forced to act quickly and evacuate the premises as a precaution when the suspicious package was discovered.

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Further investigation and security protocols were put in place to ensure the safety of all personnel and passengers at the airport.