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Airport Evacuated for Explosive Powder Found in Woman’s Bag

10 January 2016 19:10

Airport Evacuated for Explosive Powder Found in Woman's Bag

An airport in Sweden has been evacuated after “an explosive powder was reportedly found in an elderly woman’s bag.

An airport in Sweden has been evacuated after “an explosive powder was reportedly found in an elderly woman’s bag.

A bomb disposal team was immediately sent to Skavsta Airport, in the city of Nykoping, 60 miles southwest of the capital Stockholm.

“The baggage and departure halls were evacuated, which has affected departing flights but not arrivals,” police duty officer Roland Lindkvist said.

The woman in question has not yet been identified.

Lindkvist said: She says she doesn’t know how the powder got on her bag.”

He added: “There are no known threats to the airport and we have no reason not to trust the person in question.”

Skavsta Airport is the fifth largest in the country and serves primarily low-cost and cargo carriers, handling around 2.5 million passengers a year,Express reported.

 

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