Breaking: Manchester Airport evacuated

Manchester Airport has been evacuated by police.

Passengers are being evacuated from Manchester Airport’s Terminal Two after reports of a suspicious package prompted police to clear the building.

The “suspicious package” was found in Terminal Two by a security patrol, and a controlled evacuation is taking place, airport bosses have confirmed. Greater Manchester Police are at the scene and are managing the response.

In a statement, Manchester Airport said: “Following a report of a suspicious package in Terminal Two, a controlled evacuation is taking place as per the standard procedure. We are in close contact with Greater Manchester Police, who are managing the response, and will provide an update on the situation as soon as possible.”

Greater Manchester Police said they were called with a report of a suspicious package in Terminal 2 at around 3.20 pm today, Tuesday, October 19.

They have evacuated the terminal as “per standard procedure” and said a cordon has been put in place as a safety precaution. A full assessment of the situation is now being carried out. There are no reports of any flights that have been affected by the incident.

 


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