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London's Luton Airport terminal evacuated after suspicious item found
(Reuters) - The terminal building at Britain's Luton Airport, north of London, has been evacuated after a suspicious item was found, the police and airport said on Monday.
"London Luton Airport has evacuated the terminal building after a suspicious item was found in the security search area. The decision has been taken with the police to ensure the safety and security of passengers and staff," Luton Airport said on their website.
Bedfordshire Police said that they had cleared the departure lounge at Luton, the country's sixth biggest airport which primarily serves holiday destinations.
Britain recently raised its international terrorism alert to its second-highest level, saying Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq posed the country's greatest-ever security risk.
Security Alert - Terminal Building Evacuation
Published: 08 September 2014
London Luton Airport has evacuated the terminal building after a security alert
The decision has been taken with the Police to ensure the safety and security of passengers and staff.
All incoming flights have been suspended and the approach road to the Airport has also been closed.
Passengers are advised to contact their airlines to establish the status of their flights.
originally posted by: cody599
Terminal is open again
No news as what exactly happened yet though, just a "Police investigation"
ETA: Now reporting a "controlled explosion" Nice catch dolls
originally posted by: Britguy
Somebody left some nail clippers in their carry-on luggage. Probably being waterboarded by MI5 right now and we'll get an update from the police soon enough about a failed / foiled terror plot of such enormity they can't go into any details due to national security!