Dallas Love Field Evacuated, Flights Delayed Due to False Alarms
Photo via Facebook
Hundreds of people were asked to evacuate the Dallas Love Field airport Saturday morning after fire alarms went off in the airport, ABC News reported.
The alarms sounded at about 9 a.m. and then again about 30 minutes later, ABC said.
Authorities told ABC that they were both false alarms and that the systems had not been working properly.
According to ABC News, Love Field’s main carrier, Southwest Airlines, released a statement saying, "We appreciate passenger patience as we work through the event."
Multiple flights for Southwest Airlines and other carriers had to be rescheduled, ABC said. Some flights were delayed by an hour.
Abdul Rao, who was heading to New Orleans on Saturday, posted a photo and videos on Facebook, showing the long lines of people waiting to get back into the airport.
Later he posted the following: “OK...we are now inside the terminal but there is absolute chaos!!! No idea what will be the outcome!!!!!!”
Transportation Security Administration checkpoints were reopened later Saturday morning.
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