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.
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.
The Greater Orlando…