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02 Feb 2019 | 06:02 PM UTC

US: Disruptions expected at Orlando Airport after security incident February 2

United States of America News Alert

Disruptions expected at Orlando International Airport (MCO) after security incident February 2; situation under control

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/2/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/2/2019, 11:59 PM (America/New_York). COUNTRY/REGION Orlando International Airport (MCO)

Event

Screening and related security disruptions are to be expected at Orlando International Airport (MCO) over the coming hours after a man reportedly jumped from the balcony of the Hyatt Regency Hotel into the airport atrium area on the morning (local time) of Saturday, February 2. The incident is being regarded as an apparent suicide, according to Orlando Police. Some passengers were required to be rescreened at security checkpoints following the incident. Airport authorities are advising individuals traveling via MCO to prepare for delays as regularly scheduled operations begin to resume and to arrive at the airport early for scheduled flights.

Advice

Individuals traveling via MCO over the coming hours are advised to confirm flight reservations, arrive at the airport early for scheduled departures, and contact their airline for more information.

 

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