Copenhagen airport terminal evacuated over suspicious bag

Updated: 18 November, 2015 19:35 IST | Agencies |

Copenhagen Airport's Terminal 3 was evacuated after suspicious bag was found, though no threats have been received

Copenhagen: A 'suspicious' bag led Danish police to evacuate Terminal 3 at Copenhagen's Kastrup Airport on Wednesday though no threats had been received.

"Terminal 3 has been evacuated after a suspicious suitcase was found at around 12 noon. We had received no direct threats," a police spokesman said.

"A bomb-sniffing dog was at the scene, and all train traffic to the airport has been halted," he said.

The Copenhagen Metro said on its web page that the airport's metro station cannot be used.

After a more than 90-minute evacuation, police announced via Twitter that they had ruled out any danger.

"We are lifting [the alarm] in the airport. There was overhead talk about a bomb. The suitcase was searched. There were no bombs," police wrote.

The incident came just hours after Danish police raised the country's threat level by one notch to the second-highest level, citing the elevated risk of a terrorist attack after last week's Paris attacks.

First Published: 18 November, 2015 19:09 IST

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