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Bomb squad and explosive disposal unit called to Glasgow Airport – leaving passengers stranded

Thousands of passengers at Glasgow airport are evacuated and forced to stand in the car park as the bomb squad investigates a ‘suspicious package’

  • Glasgow airport passengers have been evacuated from the terminal.
  • Bomb squad and explosives disposal unit investigate ‘suspicious package’
  • The Salvation Army has arrived to give hot drinks to the crowds gathered in the parking lot
  • Stranded passengers have been given aluminum foil blankets to keep warm.

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Passengers at Glasgow airport have been evacuated from the terminal as the bomb squad and explosives disposal unit investigate a “suspicious package”.

Police said the decision to close the registration and security rooms was a precautionary measure as investigations are ongoing, after they were called to the scene around 6am this morning.

Thousands of stranded passengers have been moved to the nearby multi-storey car park and are awaiting further instructions.

Footage from the scene shows them wrapped in aluminum foil and blankets to keep warm, while a Salvation Army truck has also arrived and is handing out hot drinks to the crowd.

The Royal Navy’s bomb disposal unit appeared on the scene at around 11am, while Police Scotland also said: “Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) is present and a cordon has now been established.”

Thousands Of Stranded Passengers Have Been Moved To The Nearby Multi-Storey Car Park And Are Awaiting Further Instructions.

Thousands of stranded passengers have been moved to the nearby multi-storey car park and are awaiting further instructions.

Police Said The Decision To Close The Registration And Security Rooms Was A Precautionary Measure As Investigations Are Ongoing, After They Were Called To The Scene Around 6Am This Morning.

Police Said The Decision To Close The Registration And Security Rooms Was A Precautionary Measure As Investigations Are Ongoing, After They Were Called To The Scene Around 6Am This Morning.

Police said the decision to close the registration and security rooms was a precautionary measure as investigations are ongoing, after they were called to the scene around 6am this morning.

Officers who help airport staff manage traffic and two ambulances and two fire engines have also been seen parked outside the entrance to the terminal building.

There are reports that some passengers are beginning to return home by buses and taxis.

Public transport arriving at the airport has been diverted, while some passengers reported on social media that they were instructed to “go home and rebook a new flight.”

Glasgow Central MP Alison Thewliss said she and her colleagues were on their way to London this morning when she was caught up in the drama.

“It’s been a bit chaotic this morning,” he said.

‘It’s not ideal to have people outside in very cold temperatures this morning… I know people were being given blankets to keep them warm. It would have been more useful to have information that would warn people not to come to the airport… It would have been more useful if people told them in advance.’

A Bomb Squad Robot Was Also Photographed At The Scene, After Police Confirmed That The Explosive Disposal Unit Was Called.

A Bomb Squad Robot Was Also Photographed At The Scene, After Police Confirmed That The Explosive Disposal Unit Was Called.

A bomb squad robot was also photographed at the scene, after police confirmed that the Explosive Disposal Unit was called.

Crowds Gathered At Glasgow Airport This Morning Not Realizing That The Check-In Area Had Been Closed. Soon After, The Passengers Were Directed To The Nearby Parking Lot.

Crowds Gathered At Glasgow Airport This Morning Not Realizing That The Check-In Area Had Been Closed. Soon After, The Passengers Were Directed To The Nearby Parking Lot.

Crowds gathered at Glasgow airport this morning not realizing that the check-in area had been closed. Soon after, the passengers were directed to the nearby parking lot.

Much of the terminal remains closed while security checks are carried out. Passengers have been warned to expect delays.

A Glasgow airport statement said: “At approximately 6am, Police Scotland attended the airport due to concern about an item in a passenger’s bag in the central search area.”

“Access to this part of the terminal is currently restricted while checks are in place, which means that passengers arriving at the airport for departing flights will face delays.

“We are in contact with Police Scotland and will provide an update as soon as we can.”

The Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police and emergency services are currently present at an ongoing incident at Glasgow airport.”

‘The terminal building has been closed as a precaution, however it has not been evacuated. No further details are available at this time.’

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