Transcript for 'Destructive' Device Neutralized at Jacksonville Airport
jacksonville airport scene right now. Pierre thomas tracking all of the latest, where a suspicious packe was called destructive. Good morning, pierre. Reporter: Good morning, george. Today, the fbi is trying to assess just how dangerous the situation was. But for the passengers, it was truly scary. The airport plunged into chaos for five hours. As frantic passengers evacuated the terminal, when police announced the discovery of two suspicious packages. A lot of people behind the counters started ducking. Reporter: One of the two items found was, quote, a destructive device. It was a device that had destructive nature to the degree that it needed to be taken off site to be rendered safe. Reporter: Witnesses saw the police force this man to the ground outside the terminal. We saw him throw the guy down to the ground in front of the garage. That started a very long wait. Reporter: And in a cell phone video, you see agents board a plane. The shutdown threw passengers into limbo. When I pulled up and they said there's a bomb threat. I'm not leaving without my daughter. I'm happy that everyone is safe. Reporter: This morning, an intensive investigation is under way to determine who left the packages and why they put them there.
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