Due to an alleged explosive threat, law enforcement personnel have evacuated the area surrounding the Miami courthouse.
MSNBC’s Yasmin Vossoughian reported that reporters were evacuated from the area shortly before 11 a.m. on Tuesday, ostensibly due to a threat report.
According to Vossoughian, the courthouse was dispatching bomb-sniffing canines through the building, and there was very little information about when people will be permitted to return.
Recent developments suggest that the purported explosives threat never existed.
The “suspicious device” appears to be a television with text on it.
The subsequent videos illustrate the scene:
NOW: Police moving all media and others away from the federal courthouse and to the sidewalk – not sure what is causing the sudden uproar although they just taped off a portion of the east lawn – a possible bomb threat? @WPBF25News #trump #miami #arraignment pic.twitter.com/DF6mNyFReT
— Terri Parker (@wpbf_terri) June 13, 2023
Police moving the crowd back- bomb threat? pic.twitter.com/G7VCH9mA8Q
— Karli Bonne’ (@KarliBonnita) June 13, 2023
According to the Florida magistrate presiding over Tuesday’s arraignment of former president Donald Trump, cameras, cell phones, and other electronic devices will not be permitted in the Miami courthouse.
“The ban was announced late on Monday by the chief judge for the Southern District of Florida, Cecilia M. Altonaga, as the time of the much-awaited appearance of the former president in court quickly approaches. Trump will be arraigned at a Miami court on Tuesday—an appearance that has posed an issue for many broadcasters and networks on how to cover the historic event,” Newsweek reported.
In the order, Altonaga stated that “on Tuesday, June 13, 2023, all cellular phones and/or electronic equipment are hereby prohibited for news reporters and other members of the media inside the Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. United States Courthouse in Miami.”
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
There won’t be any images, CBS News congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane declared on Twitter: “There will be no photos. No video. No audio. And no journalists permitted to communicate to the outside world through phone devices (or thru any other technology) during the first ever federal arraignment of a former US President.” CONTINUE READING…