Leeds Bradford Airport got terminated and evacuated from employees and passengers after a “suspicious package” was found at the airport.
Policemen headed to the airport at 8 pm after they have been informed that there is a “suspicious package” was found there, moreover, they set a cordon and conducted investigations into the incident. It has been reported that the air traffic control tower has been evacuated as well.
The suspicious explosions got under control
“At 8.09pm police were called to a suspicious package at Leeds Bradford Airport,” said a spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police.
West Yorkshire Police said, “Following established procedures to protect passenger and public safety, a cordon was put in place whilst investigations are carried out.”
The airport was shut down for an inverted time as policemen were conducting investigations into the incident.
Officers from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team came and the package in question was submitted to a controlled explosion expert.
Passengers took to Twitter to maintain that they were still kept on board of the plane, either reassuring families and friends or questioning the reasons behind the delay.
Sean Hornby tweeted: “Sat for an hour now on the plane due to security issues at Leeds Bradford Airport. Tea and coffee now being offered. Hurray!”
Vicky Myers asked: “Does anyone know why Leeds Bradford airport has been closed? Sat on Dublin runway being told we can’t fly.”
Moreover, reports said that the flights were dismissed that evening. However, arrivals have been diverted to other airports
In fact, Jet2’s flight from Zante in Greece landed in East Midlands; however, the Reus arrival diverted to Manchester. The Jet2 flight from Alicante went to Newcastle.
Ryanair’s arrival from Gdansk diverted to Liverpool, while its flight from Dublin was held up awaiting further information.
KL1551 also seemingly headed to Manchester for landing, but then flew south to East Midlands.
In a statement issued shortly after 00:30 on Sunday, Leeds Bradford bosses said: “We have now re-opened the terminal and operations have re-started.”
“If you have any flight queries, please contact your airline directly.”