Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Orlando International Airport increases security after Brussels attack

Posted By on Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 2:24 PM

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The Orlando International Airport has increased security measures Tuesday after a terrorist attack in Brussels. 

A little before 8 a.m., two bombs went off in the departure terminal of Brussels Airport, according to the New York Times. A third bomb then tore through a subway terminal near the headquarters of the European Union an hour later. 

Officials say the bombs killed at least 10 at the airport and 20 at the subway. More than 230 others were wounded. 

The New York Times reports that the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

According to WESH 2, OIA spokesperson Carolyn Fennell says that the airport has not received any directives from federal agencies about security, but passengers should expect an increased uniformed and non-uniformed security and police presence.

She adds that there will also be behind-the-scenes security operations that the public may not see. 

ClickOrlando reports that Miami International Airport has also heightened security, with an increased number of police officers and K-9 units. 

OIA authorities say it's important to stress that there have been no threats directed toward the airport and that these measures are a precaution. 

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