***UPDATE: Shortly before 4:00 p.m., authorities gave the all clear for passengers to return to the Miami International Airport concourse that was evacuated.
The area around a security checkpoint at Miami International Airport (MIA) has been evacuated after screeners spotted a suspicious package, according to airport officials.
Airport spokesman Greg Chin told The Associated Press (AP) that the security checkpoint to Concourse F was closed, though passengers who had already passed through security were able to proceed to their gates.
According to Chin, there is no access to Concourse F through other security checkpoints
Concourse F is one of MIA's international flight terminals.
No flights have been immediately canceled or delayed and no further information has been released about the incident or how it will impact afternoon flights.
Miami-Dade bomb squad was called to investigate the suspicious package.
Local station WTVJ reports that hundreds of people with luggage lined the sidewalks outside the terminal as dozens of police cars blocked traffic to the drop off lanes in front of several concourses.
***This is a breaking news story, check back for updates as the story unfolds
Mark Johanson is the travel editor at the International Business Times. He has traveled to and written about more than 30 nations and territories on every continent except...