Fort Lauderdale Airport Lockdown Lifted After Threat of 'Suspicious Package'

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An aerial image is seen on the approach into Fort Lauderdale International Airport in Florida taken on February 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / RHONA WISE Photo credit should read RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images

Authorities lifted the lockdown status on Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport hours after a suspicious package was found outside Terminal 4 on Sunday night, according to the Broward Sherriff's Office.

The package was discovered shortly after 6:30 p.m. and a report was sent to Regional Communications, the BSO said. Traffic in and around the airport was blocked following the report.

BSO deputies and the department's bomb squad were on the scene, but didn't deem the package as safe until about 9:39 p.m. EST.

"Our deputies have deemed the package safe, and issued an all-clear," the Broward Sherriff's Office tweeted Sunday evening.

Newsweek will have more on this story as it develops.

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