Suspicious package destroyed at London Luton Airport

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Officials say a suspicious package discovered at London Luton Airport has destroyed in a controlled explosion.
The airport officials said people were sent out of the terminal after the discovery in the “security search area” at about 2pm British Standard Time.

Bedfordshire Police said the explosion took place at 17:15. The airport reopened shortly afterwards.

Officers said the item was destroyed and “although deemed suspicious, did not present a wider danger”.

All flights were suspended and the approach road to the airport was closed.

The police said no-one had been arrested.

EasyJet, which had diverted six flights to Stansted, Birmingham and Southend, said it had cancelled the rest of its flights to and from Luton for the day.

The airline said it had cancelled 41 flights as a result of the disruption.

The airport had said: “We understand passengers will be frustrated by the delays they are experiencing.

“We are working closely with the police to ensure passengers are not inconvenienced unnecessarily but we must ensure that the safety and security of all our passengers and staff remains our top priority.”
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