Police: Officer involved shooting at Miami airport pre Irma

By on September 7, 2017


Concourse J at Miami International Airport. (Photo By Martin St-Amant (S23678) - Own work, CC BY 3.0)
Concourse J at Miami International Airport. (Photo By Martin St-Amant (S23678) – Own work, CC BY 3.0)

MIAMI — Police say they are investigating an officer-involved shooting at the Miami airport that shut down a terminal as people looked to leave Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma.

Police said Thursday night that they were responding, no other details were immediately available.

Airport officials said in a tweet that the situation involved a single suspect and is under control. Airport spokesman Greg Chin says Concourse J is temporarily closed.

The shooting comes as many travellers are trying to get out of the path of the Category 5 hurricane, which devastated a string of Caribbean islands and is on its way to Florida.