Manchester Airport Evacuated Over Suspicious Bag, Later Reopened


Manchester: Manchester Airport said on Wednesday that its Terminal 3 building was evacuated due to a  sight of a suspicious bag. Later the terminal was set to reopen after a controlled explosion.

“A precautionary evacuation is taking place while further investigations take place,” Manchester Airport said on Twitter.

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Hundreds of people were seen milling around outside the terminal on Wednesday morning. Greater Manchester Police force said that a bomb-disposal team was sent.

Later, a police bomb team carried out a controlled explosion on a suspicious bag that led to the evacuation of passengers and staff.

“Following further inspections, the package is not believed to be a viable device and there is not believed to be any threat at this time,” Greater Manchester Police said in a statement.