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Frightening: Manchester airport evacuated after suspicious bag found in departures

Frightening: Manchester airport evacuated after suspicious bag found in departures

Bomb Disposal experts were called to the scene and it is now being reported that a controlled explosion has been carried out.

The airport added that only Terminal 3 is affected.

Airport officials said the report came in around 11:45 a.m.in the baggage area of domestic Terminal 1, which was evacuated.

"Passengers using Terminals 1 and 2 should travel as normal".

People at the airport posted photos of passengers waiting at the tarmac as authorities conducted the precautionary evacuation.

Hundreds of people were evacuated from the airport's Terminal Three after airport security discovered a bag that contained the suspicious item, according to the BBC.

United Kingdom's Manchester Airport terminal evacuated

One Twitter user says a police cordon which has been set up around the terminal has been widened by cops.

"Passengers arriving into Terminal 3 will be brought though Terminal 1 at present".

It was the second time in 24 hours that an evacuation took place at the airport.

This comes after an evacuation in Heathrow airport yesterday.

Manchester Airport is the third biggest airport in the country and sees 22 million passengers pass through its doors each year.

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