Stanstead Airport evacuated after “suspicious package” found in security area

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Stanstead Airport has been partially evacuated after a “suspicious package” was found.

Stanstead Airport has been partially evacuated this afternoon, Saturday, October 30, after a “suspicious package” was found in the security area.

Essex Police tweeted: “We’re currently at #StanstedAirport following concerns about a suspicious package in the security area.”

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“A cordon’s been set up”

“Passengers have been evacuated from that area of the airport & brought to a position of safety. Military explosive experts will assess the package.”

Video footage showed passengers exiting the terminal relatively calmly and officials shouting for people to “get outside.”

The airport said earlier: “Following reports of a suspicious package in the security area, a partial evacuation of the terminal is taking place.”

“Essex Police are managing the response.”

Passenger Dr David Lorenzo posted a video of shops closing their shutters on social media.

He wrote: “People asked to leave the stores leaving the shopping carts behind, and being closed in a hurry.”


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Laura is from a small seaside town in North Wales and has also lived in Liverpool and Manchester, where she studied English Literature and worked in social media and marketing. Laura moved to the city of Zaragoza last August to teach English, but after missing the coast she decided to move to beautiful Nerja to enjoy the sun and sea. Laura has a passion for animals, films, outdoor activities, writing and the environment.

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