Bomb alert forces evacuation at Swedish airport

Swedish police Thursday evacuated part of the domestic terminal of an airport in western Sweden, following a bomb threat, Swedish television reported.

Police spokesman Peter Adlersson said police bomb disposal experts were scrutinizing two plastic bags in the domestic terminal, according to the report from public broadcaster SVT.

Ulf Wallin, spokesman for airport operator Swedavia that runs the Landvetter airport located near the west coast city of Gothenburg, told dpa that "an external threat" had been received and police were therefore alerted.

He declined to offer details on the threat.

Passengers on both domestic and international flights were still able to check in to flights, and no flights had been diverted as of mid-afternoon, he added.

Security has been raised at European airports including in Sweden in the aftermath of the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels.

Last update: Thu, 31/03/2016 - 15:43
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