News flash – Edinburgh Airport is closed

News flash – Edinburgh Airport is closed

Edinburgh Airport has been evacuated due to a security alert.

Police Scotland said the terminal and access road had been closed following the discovery of “a potentially suspicious bag” in the central search area of the airport.

Passengers and staff were asked to leave the terminal building while an investigation takes place.

Bomb disposal experts are at the scene and a cordon has been put in place.

Edinburgh Airport said an investigation was under way. The airport has been closed to all flights.

A BBC reporter has been told that a male passenger was stopped by security staff and his baggage is being examined.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police at Edinburgh Airport have implemented a closure of the building and the access roads following the discovery of a potentially suspicious bag within the central search area at around 1.50pm today.

“The Explosive Ordnance Disposal are currently in attendance to inspect the item and officers are maintaining a cordon to ensure the safety of the public.”
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