BREAKING UPDATE: Glasgow Airport reopens following police incident as passengers face huge delays

POLICE at Glasgow Airport confirmed that the building has been reopened following an incident on Monday, December 5.

UPDATE 1.20 pm (December 5) – A tweet from Glasgow Airport read: ” Police Scotland have confirmed the incident has been stood down and our staff are now in the process of welcoming passengers back into the terminal and providing any assistance required.

“We would like to thank our passengers for their patience.”

LBC confirmed the news that police had been dealing with a suspicious package.

A tweet from the news outlet read: “Glasgow Airport has reopened after passengers and staff were evacuated this morning following concerns over a suspicious package.”

UPDATE 12.20 pm (December 5) – Flights have been delayed at Glasgow Airport causing chaos among passengers after a police incident on the morning of Monday, December 5.

According to a spokeswoman from Glasgow Airport following incident on December 5 in which there was a heavy police presence, many passengers now face delays.

She said: “At approximately 6am Police Scotland attended the airport due to concern around an item in a passenger’s bag in the central search area.

“Access to this part of the terminal is currently restricted while checks are being carried out meaning passengers arriving at the airport for departing flights will face delays. We are liaising with Police Scotland and will provide an update as soon as we can.”

Speaking to the Mirror, a Police Scotland spokeswoman said that the Airport’s central search area was close “as a precaution”, however, she did not elaborate to the paper.

The force said: “Police and emergency services are currently in attendance at an ongoing incident at Glasgow Airport.

“The terminal building has been closed as a precaution, however, not evacuated. No further details available at this time.”

ORIGINAL 8.46 am (December 5) – Hundreds of passengers have been evacuated from Glasgow Airport on Monday, December 5.

An ongoing police incident has led hundreds of passengers at Glasgow Airport to be evacuated.

A tweet from the GLA read: “The Airport’s central search area is closed due to an ongoing police incident. Check-in remains open to passengers due to depart. More updates to follow.”

However, according to British news outlet LBC, “the terminal building at Glasgow International Airport has been closed by police as a precaution. Passengers haven’t been evacuated from the building. Concerns were raised in the security area earlier this morning.”

The news comes after an easyJet flight that was flying to the UK had to be diverted to Prague after a suspected IED was reported to be on board.

The easyJet flight, flying from Krakow airport in Poland to the UK airport of Bristol this evening, Sunday, December 4, was reportedly diverted to Prague in the Czech Republic. A suspected IED – or homemade bomb – was reported to be on board Flight 6276.

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