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UPDATE: Bottle of lotion led to evacuation of Florida airport

UPDATE: Bottle of lotion led to evacuation of Florida airport Photo: MGN Images

Updated: November 19, 2019 07:51 AM

Update as of 7:30 a.m.:

Sheriff's investigators say a "suspicious package" flagged during the screening process at Florida's Daytona Beach International Airport turned out to be a bottle of lotion.

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The incident resulted in an evacuation of passengers and workers from the airport at about 6:15 a.m. on Tuesday. Airport officials gave an all-clear more than an hour later resuming normal operations.

Volusia County Sheriff's Office posted a statement online thanking people for their patience and saying "the object of concern was a bottle of lotion."

Sheriff's spokesman Andrew Gant said in an email that he's not sure how many people were evacuated. Many stood on sidewalks outside after being ordered to leave the terminal.


A “suspicious package” flagged during the screening process at Florida’s Daytona Beach International Airport led to the early-morning evacuation of passengers from the terminal.

Airport officials said in a Twitter post Tuesday morning that the bag has since been cleared and normal operations will resume soon.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office posted a statement online saying that the airport was evacuated around 6:15 a.m. It says more information will be shared as it becomes available.

Sheriff’s spokesman Andrew Gant said in an email that he’s not sure how many people were evacuated. Many stood on sideways outside after being ordered to leave the terminal.
  
No additional details were available.

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