London Luton Airport evacuated and flights suspended over ‘suspicious package’

PUBLISHED: 15:53 08 September 2014 | UPDATED: 16:14 08 September 2014

Evacuated passengers outside London Luton Airport this afternoon (Picture: Freddie Dolton)

Evacuated passengers outside London Luton Airport this afternoon (Picture: Freddie Dolton)

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All incoming flights into Luton Airport have been suspended this afternoon (Monday) due to a security alert.

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The airport has been evacuated and the approach road to the airport has also been closed.

A statement on London Luton Airport’s website said: “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.

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.

Further updates regarding the security and operations at the Airport will be provided as soon as possible.”

One passenger, Freddie Dolton, tweeted: Hadn’t even got my luggage before we were evacuated from Luton airport.

“No one knows much yet.”

Bomb disposal vehicles have also been seen on the site in the last hour.


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