Orlando airport evacuated after exploding camera battery mistaken for bomb

New footage from the Orlando International Airport shows what happened during a scary incident that led to flight cancelations, delays and an evacuation of the airport.

In the video, which was captured at around 5 p.m. on Friday evening, passengers can be seen quickly dispersing from a security checkpoint after a loud noise and smoke started emanating from a nearby passenger’s bag. Security officer Ricado Perez — a 20-year army veteran — then rushes in to carry the  bag to a less-populated area.

“In an abundance of caution, passengers inside the terminal were instructed to exit the building while Orlando Police and Orlando International Airport staff investigated,” the airport said.

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Once searched, the noise was discovered to have been a lithium ion camera battery that had exploded and caught fire inside the camera bag, which began to smoke.

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