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Passengers are evacuated from Manchester Airport’s Terminal Two after reports of suspicious package 

Passengers are evacuated from Manchester Airport’s Terminal Two after reports of suspicious package

  • Witness said his sister was moved from one end of terminal to the other
  • But he said atmosphere was ‘calm’, and his family were moved to the gate area
  • Another traveller said passengers and staff were evacuated from the airport’s Terminal Two, but no information had been given about the cause


Passengers and staff have been evacuated from Manchester Airport after a suspicious package was reported.  

Terminal Two remains closed while Greater Manchester Police ‘continue to assess’ the situation, a spokesman for the airport said in an update at 8.20pm. 

All flights will operate from Terminal One until further notice. 

A witness told the Manchester Evening News his sister and her family were moved from one end of Terminal Two to the other.

But he said the atmosphere was ‘calm’, and his family were moved away from the shops and duty free towards the gate area.

Another traveller said passengers and staff were evacuated from the airport’s Terminal Two, but no information had been given about the cause.

Passengers and staff have been evacuated from Manchester Airport after a suspicious package was reported (file image)

A Manchester Airport spokesman said: 'Following a report of a suspicious package in Terminal Two, a controlled evacuation is taking place as per standard procedure' (file image)

A Manchester Airport spokesman said: ‘Following a report of a suspicious package in Terminal Two, a controlled evacuation is taking place as per standard procedure’ (file image)

A Manchester Airport spokesman said: ‘Following a report of a suspicious package in Terminal Two, a controlled evacuation is taking place as per standard procedure. 

‘We are in close contact with Greater Manchester Police, who are managing the response, and will provide an update on the situation as soon as possible.’ 

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman told MailOnline: ‘Police were called with a report of a suspicious package in Terminal 2 of Manchester Airport at around 3.20pm today (19 October 2021).

‘The terminal has been evacuated as per standard procedure and a cordon has been put in place as a safety precaution while an assessment is carried out.’

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