Terminal 3 evacuated after suspicious bag found at Manchester Airport

A terminal at Manchester Airport has been evacuated due to a "potential issue with a bag."

Wednesday, 5th July 2017, 11:29 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:53 am
Staff at the airport advised they were taking precautionary measures.

Travellers have been removed from flights and buses at Terminal 3 following the issue.

Passengers at the scene have said that they were standing on the tarmac and had no idea what was happening.

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.”

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Greater Manchester Police have confirmed that they are in attendance and that the bomb squad had been called.

A spokesman said: "Police were called at 8.50am on Wednesday July 5 to reports of a suspicious package at Manchester Airport.

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

"Explosive ordnance disposal (EDO) will be attending and enquiries are ongoing."