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Manchester Airport: Terminal 2 reopens after evacuation over 'suspicious package'
19 October 2021, 18:06 | Updated: 19 October 2021, 22:59
Passengers were evacuated from Manchester Airport following an earlier report of a "suspicious package".
The "suspicious package" was found in Terminal 2, and a controlled evacuation of the terminal took place on Tuesday afternoon.
The terminal was closed, with all flights operating from Terminal 1.
It has since reopened with police saying they are satisfied there is no security threat.
In an earlier statement, Manchester Airport said: “Following a report of a suspicious package in Terminal Two, a controlled evacuation is taking place as per standard procedure.
"We are in close contact with Greater Manchester Police, who are managing the response, and will provide an update on the situation as soon as possible."
It added later: "Terminal 2 remains closed whilst Greater Manchester Police continue to assess reports of a suspicious package there.
"All flights will operate from Terminal One until further notice."
Greater Manchester Police said they were called with a report of a suspicious package in Terminal 2 at around 3.20pm on Tuesday.
They evacuated the terminal as "per standard procedure" and said a cordon was put in place as a safety precaution.
It is not clear whether any flights were affected by the incident.