Passenger delays at Manchester T1 following bomb scare

22nd Sep 2011
Passenger delays at Manchester T1 following bomb scare

Manchester Airport has warned that disruptions may continue after hundreds of passengers were evacuated from Terminal 1 yesterday after a suspicious bag was discovered at the main security search area.

As knock on effects are expected to continue, passengers have been advised to contact their individual airlines for the latest information.

A man questioned over the security alert has now been arrested on suspicion of having a false passport.

In a statement received from the airport yesterday, a Manchester Airport spokesman said: “At 12.10pm today the all clear was given by Greater Manchester Police after Terminal 1 departures at Manchester Airport was evacuated earlier this morning.

“A suspicious bag was being investigated at the main security search area but we will be looking to return the operation to normal over the next few hours.


“We again remind our passengers that we take security very seriously, and that an evacuation is a standard precautionary measure to ensure the safety of our passengers and staff.

Terminals 2 and 3 remain unaffected.

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