UPDATED: Glasgow Airport reopens after ‘suspicious item’ forces lockdown

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By Lisa James
05/12/2022
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Glasgow Airport has reopened after a six-hour lockdown this morning caused by a suspicious item found in a bag.

Police, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Royal Navy bomb disposal officers were called to the airport after the item was found at around 6am.

Airport bosses instructed people to leave parts of the building and pictures and video showed crowds being moved over to the car park, with many wrapped in foil blankets to keep warm.

Glasgow Airport 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.”

Shortly after midday, Police Scotland confirmed the airport was reopening.

The police said: “As a precautionary measure, and in accordance with procedures, the check-in and security search hall areas were closed to the public and a cordon implemented.

“Following examination of the item by the Royal Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal team (EOD), it was confirmed that it posed no risk to the public and was innocent in nature.

“All areas of the airport are in the process of being reopened.”

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