NICOSIA, March 18 (Xinhua) -- Cypriot authorities evacuated the eastern Mediterranean island's primary international airport at Larnaca and suspended flights for almost two hours on Saturday after the spotting of a suspect box in the departures area.
A police spokesman said explosives disposal experts examined the object, which looked like a shoe box using a robot and found out that it contained a small flight pillow.
"The box was found at the check-in section near a booth used by an Israeli airliner. Authorities treated the incident as a serious one and applied an emergency plan," the spokesman said.
The suspect object was spotted at 7:15 p.m. local time.
Airport security evacuated the entire departures floor in a matter of minutes as disposal experts arrived.
"There was no panic and the airport is now functioning normally," the police spokesman said.