Manchester Airport Terminal Evacuated Over ‘Suspicious Item’

A series of controlled explosions have been carried out by a bomb disposal unit at Manchester Airport.

The airport’s Terminal 3 was evacuated after routine hold baggage screening identified a bag which appeared to contain a “suspicious item”.

Hundreds of people were asked to leave the terminal as a precautionary measure while police investigated.

A spokesman for the airport said officers have now determined there was “no threat”.

He said: “We are beginning the process of allowing colleagues and passengers back into the terminal.

“We apologise to all passengers affected by this incident. The safety and security of our customers and employees will always be our number one priority.

University lecturer Lizabeth Hannaford, who was among those evacuated, tweeted that police expanded a security cordon and moved people further away from the terminal.

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SOURCE: BBC News