Daytona Beach airport evacuated over bottle of lotion

in Daytona Beach News & Events


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona Beach International Airport was evacuated Tuesday morning, leaving about 200 passengers standing on the sidewalk outside.

The emergency evacuation was issued at 6:17 a.m., but the all-clear was given about 90 minutes later.

The airport tweeted that a suspicious bag, which TSA officials said looked like a detonator, was flagged while going through security, prompting the evacuation.

The bomb squad was called, and Volusia County sheriff’s officials later tweeted that the package turned out to be a bottle of lotion.

“After examining the luggage, it was determined that it was not a bomb, in fact, it was a bottle of lotion,” Chitwood said.