*(FROM THE RELIGION OF PEACE) – Swedish airport evacuated after bag ‘shows signs of containing explosives’ – reports

A Swedish airport has been evacuated after a bag found at the facility showed indications it contained explosives, according to local media reports.


Gothenberg-Landvetter Airport, just outside the southern Swedish city of Gothenberg, has been evacuated as police investigate the suspicious package.

The last flight departing the airport is being held on the tarmac.

Speaking to the TT News Agency, Anders Porlieus, the press chief for airport operator Swedavia, said: “We made an announcement for the bag but no one came for it. A scan later showed an indication of explosives.”

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Police have reportedly cordoned off an area spanning 200 meters (650ft) around the bag.

Göteborgs-Posten reports a heavy police presence at the airport and surrounding areas, with traffic diversions away from the area now in place.

A police spokesperson confirmed to GP that a bomb squad will examine the suspicious bag, but authorities have no knowledge of any specific bomb threat.

Planes will continue to land at the airport as usual, Nyman told Expressen, with passengers told to claim their luggage from a nearby gas station.

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Speaking to RT.com, a passenger said that she is still waiting to depart the plane after landing at 22:30 local time.

Melissa Lesser, who travelled from Brussels this evening, told RT that passengers have been waiting to disembark the plane for around 40 minutes, with flight crew unable to give further information about the incident as staff inside the airport have been evacuated.

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