London Stansted Airport Issuing Update As ‘Suspicious Package’ Found Inside Terminal
Stansted Airport has issued an update after the discovery of a “suspicious package” inside the terminal.
Passengers departing from Essex Airport were evacuated this afternoon following reports of the discovery of a suspicious package in the security area of the airport terminal (October 30).
As a result, a “partial evacuation” of the airport terminal took place around 1:30 pm this afternoon.
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Confirming the evacuation on Twitter, an airport spokesperson wrote to affected passengers: “Following reports of a suspicious package in the security zone, a partial evacuation of the terminal is underway.
Shortly after, Essex Police confirmed that they were present at the airport and that they had put up a cordon while investigations were ongoing.
The force added that military explosives experts will assess the package.
About two and a half hours after the initial evacuations, Stansted Airport issued a statement regarding the incident.
The airport said evacuating the airport was “standard procedure” due to reports of the discovery of a suspicious package.
They added that inbound flights arriving at Stansted Airport “are operating normally”, but departing passengers can experience delays.
Passengers are advised to check the status of their flight with their airline.
A spokesperson for Stansted Airport said: ‘Following reports of a suspicious package in the security zone, a partial evacuation of the terminal has taken place in accordance with standard procedure.
“This has resulted in the temporary closure of our security processing area, which may impact passengers due to traveling on outbound flights at this time.
“Arriving flights are operating normally.
“Passengers are encouraged to check the status of their flight with their airline.”
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