Suspicious Packages Close Jacksonville International Airport

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Oct. 1 2013 8:29 PM

Suspicious Packages Close Jacksonville International Airport

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An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 comes in for landing at San Francisco International Airport on July 11, 2013 in San Francisco, California.

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Jacksonville International Airport was closed, and hundreds evacuated on Tuesday, after authorities found two suspicious packages, one inside the terminal and one in a parking garage. A law enforcement source told the Florida Times-Union that the incident started when authorities confronted a suspicious man claiming he had a bomb. Two men were arrested and Jacksonville police have blocked off the entrance to the airport, according to the Times-Union.

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