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Stockholm airport evacuated after bomb threat

English.news.cn   2014-05-04 21:49:38

STOCKHOLM, May 4 (Xinhua) -- Terminal two of Stockholm's Arlanda airport was cordoned off on Sunday morning after bomb threat, local media reported.

According the online daily Local, police were forced to close the terminal after a passenger claimed to be carrying a bomb in his bag around 11:14 a.m. local time.

"It was a passenger at check-in who said that he had a bomb in his bag," Charlotte Periasamy of the airport authority Swedavia, which runs Arlanda, told the TT news agency.

She added, "Police have deemed it a serious threat and therefore decied to evacuate terminal two."

Police were on the scene to investigate the suspicious bag and the man was taken in for questioning.

"There is no indication that there is any substance to the statement, but we have to be safe than sorry," police spokesperson Sven-Erik Olsson told Aftonbladet.

As a result of the disruption, departures to Paris, London and Amsterdam were affected and arriving flights were diverted to terminal five.

Editor: chengyang
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