Jacksonville International Airport evacuated over suspicious packages

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Jacksonville International Airport in Florida was evacuated Tuesday as authorities responded to the presence of suspicious packages.

“Due to police activity regarding suspicious pkgs., JAX airport has been evacuated. Please check with airline for flight updates,” read a post on the airport’s Twitter page.

The evacuation was having an impact on flights, with some arriving aircraft diverted and some passengers taken from planes already on the ground to hotels.

One package was found in a garage, another in a terminal, according to Jacksonville Airport Authority spokesman Michael Stewart.

Asked whether there had been any arrests, he said: “Not to my knowledge.”

An investigation is ongoing.