Hundreds of passengers evacuated from Heathrow’s Terminal 2 have been allowed inside after the discovery of the ‘suspicious item’ as police reveal it ‘does not pose a security risk’.
- The crowd was seen escaping from the busy London terminal today
- However it was quickly discovered that the item ‘does not pose a security risk’
- Passengers and crew members were stuck outside in the rain before it was clear
Hundreds of masked passengers evacuated from Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 2 were allowed inside after a ‘potentially suspicious item’ was identified.
People, including airline staff, were seen fleeing from a busy London terminal after police arrived at the scene around 12 noon.
However it was quickly discovered that the item ‘does not pose a security risk’ and operations at airports ‘have now returned to normal’.
Hundreds of masked passengers (pictured) removed from Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 2 have been allowed inside after discovering ‘potentially suspicious objects’
Bhirake people, including activists from the busy London airport terminals were seen to flee the police were called in after 1 am
However, it was quickly discovered that the item ‘does not pose a security risk’ and that operations at airports (pictured at the time of removal) are now ‘back to normal’
Passengers and crew members were stuck outside in the rain before clearing them all this afternoon.
According to some passengers, police vehicles were seen outside and sniffer dogs were reportedly searching the scene.
Panicked travelers went on social media to share photos and videos of the crowd leaving the terminal.
Hkun Hotoi shared shocking footage of passengers muttering and screaming as they escaped safely.
He captioned the clip: ‘Everyone has moved out of the Heathrow Terminal 2 building, I don’t know what’s going on.’
Passengers were seen removing Heathrow Terminal 2 after ‘potentially suspicious items’ were identified
Passengers and crew members were stuck outside in the rain before clearing them all this afternoon
A spokesman for Heathrow Airport said: ‘Earlier today, our teams responded to a report of a potentially suspicious item in Terminal 2, along with police.
‘The item has been investigated and there is no security risk. We thank the passengers whose journey was temporarily hampered by their patience and we can ensure that our work is now back to normal. “
A Met Police spokesman said: “Police were called to Terminal 2, Heathrow, at 12.11pm on Friday, October 2, to report suspicious items.”