Old Compass Emitting Radiation Causes Evacuation at PortMiami

A passenger terminal at PortMiami was evacuated after an old compass that was emitting radiation was found Wednesday morning, officials said

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014  |  Updated 11:52 AM EDT
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Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responds after authorities say an old compass emitting radiation caused an evacuation at a Port Miami passenger terminal.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responds after authorities say an old compass emitting radiation caused an evacuation at a Port Miami passenger terminal.

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A passenger terminal at PortMiami was evacuated after an old compass that was emitting radiation was found Wednesday morning, officials said.

The antique compass was found in a bag at Terminal B by Customs and Border Protection agents, Miami-Dade Fire officials said.

The terminal was evacuated as a precaution and the guest was detained to determine the radiation level in their backpack, officials said.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue's Hazmat team was responded and was taking precaution to make sure there is no danger.

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