'Suspicious' bag at Orlando International Airport led to partial closure of Terminal B

One of the main roadways to Orlando International Airport (MCO) – and one of its three main terminals – has reopened following an hours-long investigation by law enforcement into a "suspicious" bag.

In a tweet Monday evening, the Orlando International Airport said law enforcement had cleared a call at Terminal B. 

The Orlando Fire Department responded to a report of unattended luggage around 5:15 p.m.  Out of an abundance of caution, traffic was diverted from Terminal B, home to several major airlines, including American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta, and United.  

Investigators found no hazard or associated threat, and airport operations resumed before 9 p.m. Still, the activity left many travelers unnerved. 

"It was truly terrifying, and to have no notification whatsoever of where we needed to go or what was happening... it was very scary," said Sarah Vandissel.

"It's a little bit scary," said Espen Capalbo. "I always thought of MCO as safe because nothing ever really happens there security-wise."

Headed to Orlando International Airport? Here's what you need to know

Earlier, Orlando International Airport said people coming to the airport to pick passengers up or drop them off should make their way to Terminal B or the Brightline train station in Terminal C.

What airlines are located inside Terminal B at Orlando International Airport?

Terminal B at MCO is home to several major airlines:

  • Alaska Airlines
  • Breeze Airways
  • Canada Jetlines
  • Silver Airways
  • United Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • Air Canada
  • Volaris
  • AeroMexico
  • Delta Air Lines

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