Those familiar with holiday travel know it can be a real hassle, but perhaps no one understands that better today than travelers at Miami International Airport. After a ‘suspicious item’ was found …

… the entire airport was reportedly evacuated.

https://twitter.com/Davidwpetrie/status/283247115164086272

https://twitter.com/yuli_usa/status/283247985595383808

Needless to say, travelers are frustrated and confused:

https://twitter.com/EmJohanson/status/283244199388790784

https://twitter.com/whyyouMAD_dog/status/283244741817167872

https://twitter.com/tybennett_23/status/283250397756411904

https://twitter.com/JoshyD_JetLife/status/283255904198082560

Twitchy will continue to monitor this story and update with any developments.

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Update:

It appears that the ‘suspicious item’ that triggered the evacuation was, in fact, a lighter shaped like a grenade.

https://twitter.com/P2GN/status/283281466929070080

A lighter was mistaken for a grenade at Miami International Airport, prompting a security scare on Christmas Eve, said Miami-Dade Police.

The item was found in a bag in Concourse J. The upper floor of concourses J through H was shut down for about an hour, said Marc Henderson, the Media Relations Manager for the Miami-Dade Aviation Department.

Airport activity is now relatively back to normal. Better safe than sorry!