UPDATE: Luton Airport set to open after suspicious item destroyed in controlled explosion

London Luton Airport Terminal

London Luton Airport Terminal - Credit: Archant

Luton Airport is in the process of reopening following a security alert that took place earlier this afternoon.

Officers were called to the departure terminal at 1.36pm after airport security raised concerns about an item that was passed through a security check in keeping with the airport’s policies and procedures.

Members of the public were evacuated from the terminal area as a safety precaution while the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team were called in to undertake the necessary checks required.

A statement from Beds Police said: “A controlled explosion was conducted at 5.15pm and it was confirmed that the item destroyed, although deemed suspicious, did not present a wider danger.”

Police confirmed that no one has been arrested in relation to this incident.


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