Terrorist attack alert: Manchester Airport evacuated after ‘suspicious package’ found

Manchester Airport said there is a “potential issue with a bag” in Terminal Three as the bomb sqaud scrambled to the scene.

A spokesman for the airport said: “Due to a potential issue with a bag in Terminal Three, a precautionary evacuation is taking place while further investigations take place.”

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said the EOD will be in attendance, saying: “Police were called at 8.50am on Wednesday 5 July 2017 to reports of a suspicious package at Manchester Airport.

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“Officers are responding and a precautionary evacuation of terminal three is taking place.

“EOD will be attending and enquiries are ongoing.”

Pictures have emerged of passengers left stranded on the tarmac.

The airport has said Terminals 1 and 2 are unaffected.

It has since released an updated statement to passengers, which reads: “Following the incident this morning, only Terminal 3 is affected.

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“Passengers using Terminals 1 and 2 should travel as normal.

“Passengers departing from Terminal 3 should go to Terminal 1 for more information.

“Passengers ariving into Terminal 3 will be brough in through Terminal One at present.”

It comes after holidaymakers faced chaos yesterday when the airport’s Terminal 1 was evcacuated due to a major leak.

Source: Express