Glasgow airport evacuated after suspicious package found

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

LONDON - Parts of Scotland’s Glasgow airport were evacuated after a suspicious package was found, a media report said.

According to the Daily Telegraph, bomb disposal squads were called to the scene Wednesday, a spokesman for the airport said.

The package was found at around 1955 GMT in the security area where passengers are searched before they board a plane.

The spokesman said the area had been evacuated but the Scottish airport remained open late Wednesday.

“A suspect package was found in the search area. Because it is in the search area we can no longer process passengers for their departures,” the spokesman said.

“We are still accepting flights as normal. We are not closed but we have cordoned off that area until the police say it is safe. We have had to evacuate the search area and the adjacent road at the front of the terminal. The terminal is still accessible,” the spokesman added.

The scare comes just days after a printer cartridge containing explosive material was discovered on a cargo plane at East Midlands airport, England.

Glasgow International Airport was targeted by terrorists in 2007, when a jeep loaded with propane was driven into the forecourt doors.

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