Passengers at Stansted Airport were evacuated following reports of a ‘suspicious package in the terminal, according to local media in the UK
The suspicious package was found in the security area of the airport terminal and a partial evacuation of the airport took place on Saturday (October 30).
Essex Police took the lead on the incident, and managed the response.
Confirming the evacuation on Twitter, a spokesperson for the airport wrote, “Following reports of a suspicious package in the security area, a partial evacuation of the terminal is taking place.
“Essex Police are managing the response and will provide an update on the situation soon.”
Later, Essex Police confirmed that a man was arrested and taken to custody, and a controlled explosion took place on the suspicious package.
They added that the package was “nothing of concern”.