Woman Rams Police Car at Miami International Airport

Woman Rams Police Car at Miami International Airport

According to reports, the FBI has taken over an investigation involving a woman who allegedly rammed a parked Miami-Dade Police patrol car at the Miami International Airport. Police believe the woman, 33-year-old Julissa Magdalena Maradiaga-Iscoa, was trying to smash through the airport doors at concourse D.

Detective Alvaro Zabaleta of the Miami-Dade Police said the situation “appears to be a direct attempt to do a security breach through the front door utilizing the vehicle.”

There are no terrorist ties to Maradiaga-Iscoa, but she told officers she had a bomb.

“Once they made contact with her she began to, in a high tone, yell in what appeared to be an Arabic language and in English told the responding officers that she had a bomb in her possession,” said Zabaleta.

A search of her car found no explosives, but the incident caused departure of concourse D to be placed on lock down and evacuated.

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Matt Holden is an Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media, Inc. He received his MFA and BA in journalism from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He currently writes and edits for Occupational Health & Safety magazine, and Security Today.

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