BREAKING: Potential Bomb Threat Causes Flight Delays, Road Closures at Orlando Airport

By admin Feb27,2024

Roads leading to Terminal B at Orlando International Airport were closed, traffic was redirected, and flights were delayed as law enforcement investigated a bomb threat on February 26th.

Orlando International Airport

In a post on X (formerly known as Twitter) at 5:52PM, airport officials said law enforcement partners were “investigating a call.”

Orlando Police received a call about 5:30PM regarding a bomb threat at the airport, according to the Orlando Sentinel. 

Shortly before 8PM, airport officials reported that law enforcement has completed its investigation, and traffic patterns would be returning to normal soon.

People at the scene told DFB that those dropped off a few moments before the roads were closed were being kept outside and were unable to enter the terminal.

Photo courtesy of Julia Ripp

Apple Maps showed traffic back-ups on the roads leading to Terminal B throughout the evening.

©Apple Maps

During the investigation, Orlando Airport officials asked anyone driving to the airport to pick up or drop off passengers at Terminal B to follow the road signs to Terminal A or the Train Station instead.

More than 30 flights were delayed between 6PM and 8PM at the airport, according to FlightAware. In social media posts, people at the airport reported blocked off escalators, and being re-routed to Terminal A to wait. Some arriving passengers had to wait during the invetigation before being able to retrieve checked luggage.

Neither law enforcement nor airport officials have issued a statement regarding the results of the investigation as of 8PM on February 26th. Keep following DFB for more.

By admin

Related Post