London Stansted Airport: Passengers evacuated over ‘suspicious package’ – recap

Passengers at Stansted Airport were evacuated following reports of a ‘suspicious package in the terminal.

The suspicious package was found in the security area of the airport terminal and a partial evacuation of the airport took place on Saturday (October 30).

Essex Police took the lead on the incident, and managed the response.

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Confirming the evacuation on Twitter, a spokesperson for the airport wrote: “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 and will provide an update on the situation soon.”

Later, Essex Police confirmed that a man was arrested and taken to custody, and a controlled explosion took place on the suspicious package.

They added that the package was “nothing of concern”.

Follow our live blog below for all the latest updates on the evacuations as we got them.

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