Manchester Airport terminal evacuated as ‘suspicious bag found’

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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.”

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