Manchester

'Suspect package' closes Manchester Airport terminal

Emergency services at the scene
Image caption Police said the explosive ordinance disposal team were called "as a precaution"

An airport terminal was closed and evacuated after a "suspect package" was found, airport officials confirmed.

A 100-metre security cordon was in place around Manchester Airport's Terminal 1. Police were told at 08:15 BST, with the terminal then closing.

Police said the security alert was now over, with the terminal fully reopening at 12:15 BST.

An airport spokesman said incoming and outgoing flights were currently continuing as normal.

Greater Manchester Police said the explosive ordnance disposal team were called "as a precaution".

Alexina Evans, from Walsall, is due to fly to Madeira from Manchester Airport.

She said: "I got to the airport, they started my check-in, my bag was on the belt and suddenly they said 'I'm sorry, you're going to have your bag back as we are being evacuated'.

"We were told to stand outside for a while - we were then advised to go to Terminal 3, which is where we have been stood now for two hours".

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