The Port of Miami is expected to be reopened after a bomb squad detonated a “suspicious device” that tested positive for plastic explosives. It was determined to be harmless.

According to reports, the package was going to be loaded onto Royal Caribbean International’s Majesty of the Seas. It was tested six times, each time testing positive for C4, a military-grade explosive. The positive reading came around 2 p.m. The package was destroyed. The bomb squad determined it contained sprinkler parts.

Yesterday, three Middle Eastern men caused a terrorist scare at the port. A judge dropped the charges against the men today. The scare resulted from miscommunication between the men and port guards. Port officials thought the men were trying to get past a security checkpoint in a cargo truck. The driver of the truck said he had no passengers. Authorities became suspicious when the driver could not show paperwork during the routine check to get into the port. They later determined the freight was harmless. The driver, 28-year-old Amar Al Hadad, was charged with resisting an officer without violence. The truck’s passengers — 24-year-old Hussain Al Hadad, and 20-year-old Hassan El Sayed — were charged with trespassing. The men are natives of Iraq and Lebanon, and now live in Dearborn, Mich.

 

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