I-75 shut in terror alert

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MIAMI, Fla. – A 20-mile stretch of I-75 running east-west through Florida was shut down Sept. 13 as authorities investigated a possible terrorist attack planned for Miami.

The stretch of highway known as Alligator Alley was shut down just after midnight after Sheriff’s deputies pulled over a car that may have been en route to Miami to carry out a terrorist attack. Bomb sniffing dogs were brought in and three suspects from two cars were detained.

The highway closure came on the heels of a terror alert that was issued after a Georgia woman claimed to have heard several men conspiring to attack Miami on Sept. 13.

Alligator Alley is a well-travelled corridor running from Naples in the west to Fort Lauderdale in the east. The highway closure remained in effect all day while authorities investigated the incident. No explosives were found in the vehicles, but the lengthy highway closure continued for hours as both vehicles were thoroughly searched.

At Truck News press time, unconfirmed reports indicated the entire thing may have been a prank perpetrated by some local rubes.

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