MIAMI (WSVN) - Police gave the all-clear at the American Airlines Arena after, they said, a 911 call from a man claiming he had a bomb at the venue prompted an evacuation, Saturday evening.
Miami Police responded to the arena, located along Biscayne Boulevard in Downtown Miami and evacuated the premises. They searched the building to ensure the subject was not inside.
The police department’s bomb squad and K-9 units also responded to the scene.
The evacuation happened as a performance of “Disney on Ice” was ending.
Witnesses who attended the show said officers suddenly started ushering everyone out and away from the building. We were waiting for valet, and they started telling us cross the street, then cross the part over here and then cross the street again,” said event goer Gresly Sarjonse.
Bomb squads and K-9 units swept the building and gave the all-clear. Police then allowed employees and guests back inside.
Traffic along Biscayne Boulevard was temporarily affected but has since returned to normal.
Another running of “Disney on Ice,” originally scheduled for 7 p.m., was delayed for nearly an hour before it got underway.
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