On Oct. 1, 2013, the Jacksonville International Airport had to be evacuated due to a suspicious package being found. WTSP reported said that the Jacksonville Airport evacuation came about due to police locating what they called "suspicious packages."
The announcement first came via the airport's official Twitter account.
Airport officials also tweeted that in-bound flight passengers currently on the ground would be bused to off-site hotels as the transportation became available for them.
There was a witness on the scene and in the airport at the time of the evacuation that actually told reporters of extra activity he saw. The witness said he saw a man being handcuffed and that people in the airport were told to evacuate as quickly as possible.
A spokesman for the Jacksonville International Airport spoke about the evacuation at a press conference at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening. He advised that one package was found in a garage and another was found in the terminal.
The spokesman did not confirm any arrests such as the witness said he had seen.
Around 8:30 p.m., bomb squads were still investigating and they had no time as to how long that would go on. Four flights were confirmed delayed due to the Jacksonville Airport evacuation. Around 8:45 p.m., all in-bound flights had been held at their origin location.