London’s Luton Airport evacuated due to suspicious package

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London’s Luton Airport has been evacuated after a suspicious package was found in the passenger security checks area, a spokeswoman said.

The spokeswoman told AFP the evacuation was sparked by the discovery of a “suspicious item found in the security search area.”

Luton airport is the fifth largest in Britain.

The airport said all incoming flights had been suspended and the approach road to the airport had been closed.

Bedfordshire Police said that they had cleared the departure lounge at Luton, the country's sixth biggest airport which primarily serves holiday destinations.

Britain recently raised its international terrorism alert to its second-highest level, saying ISIS in Syria and Iraq posed the country's greatest-ever security risk.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:43 - GMT 06:43