Glasgow Airport passengers evacuated amid police lockdownon December 5, 2022 at 10:29 am

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Officers were sent to the scene just after 06:00 following concern over an item in a passenger’s bag.

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Passengers have been evacuated from Glasgow Airport after police locked down areas of the terminal building.

Officers were sent to the scene just after 06:00 following concern over an item in a passenger’s bag.

Large queues built up initially around check-in desks, however police later moved people to the car park where emergency blankets were provided.

A spokesperson for the airport said the central search area and domestic arrivals area were shut.

They added that check-in desks were open but passengers arriving at the airport for departing flights would face delays while checks are carried out.

Queues outside Glasgow Airport following concern of an item in a passenger's bag

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“We are liaising with Police Scotland and will provide an update as soon as we can,” they added.

A Royal Navy bomb disposal unit was also sent to the scene.

Police Scotland later said: “The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) is in attendance and a cordon is now in place.

“Staff and members of the public have been moved from the check-in area to the multi-storey car park. Police and emergency services remain at the scene.”

Passengers stood in the airport car park wrapped in emergency blankets
Police at Glasgow Airport

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