Glasgow Airport reopens after 'partial evacuation' over unattended bag

Passengers reported being ushered out of the building while going through security checks.

Glasgow Airport reopens after ‘partial evacuation’ as police respond to unattended bag Twitter / @kirstenlsphotos

Glasgow Airport is slowly reopening after an unattended bag caused part of the arrivals hall to be evacuated over safety fears.

Passengers told how they were ushered out of the building by security before police cordoned off the entrances and exits shortly after 6.30pm.

It later emerged an errant piece of luggage had been reported to staff, however it was later found to pose no danger to the public.

Flights continued to arrive and leave from the airport during the incident, but bosses said all precautions had been observed in the response.

The airport has since “fully re-opened” according to police, with the offending baggage removed from the hall.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 6.30pm on Monday, July 4, officers received a report of an unattended bag in the domestic arrivals hall of Glasgow Airport. 

“The area was evacuated as a precaution. Following enquiries, it was established there was no risk to the public.”

They added: “The airport has fully re-opened.”

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