Man charged over unattended bag that forced airport 'evacuation' 

Police rushed to cordon off the domestic arrivals hall at Glasgow Airport on Monday evening following reports of the errant luggage.

Man charged over unattended bag that forced ‘partial evacuation’ of Glasgow Airport Twitter / @kirstenlsphotos
Airport staff and police shut down the domestic arrivals hall.

A man has been arrested and charged in connection with the partial evacuation of Glasgow Airport which forced passengers to be rushed out of the building.

Airport staff and police cordoned off the domestic arrivals hall at the terminal for several hours following reports of an unattended bag.

The hall was cleared of both workers, those recently arrived on flights and friends and family members awaiting them while experts assessed whether the luggage posed any risk.

It was later determined there was no danger to the public and the airport was reopened.

However, it has now emerged a man has been arrested over the incident.

The 23-year-old is due to appear at Paisley Sheriff Court on Tuesday, July 5.

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. The airport was then fully re-opened.

“A 23-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with this incident. He is due to appear at Paisley Sheriff Court on Tuesday, July 5.”

They added: “A report will be forwarded to the Procurator Fiscal.”