Part of Manchester Airport was evacuated after a suspicious bag was found in a terminal, with passengers reporting a police swoop.
Crowds of holidaymakers were pictured gathered outside Terminal 2 after staff declared travelers must leave the building.
An evacuation of the terminal was carried out as officers investigate the unattended bag found.
A spokesman for the airport said the evacuation was “standard procedure”.
The airport has since confirmed the bag was declared safe.
A Manchester Airport spokesman said: “After the discovery of an unattended bag, parts of Terminal Two were evacuated as a precaution, while an examination was carried out.
“The bag has now been cleared by Greater Manchester Police and we will now begin the process of re-opening the terminal.”