Edinburgh airport reopens after bomb scare

Last updated 08:53 08/01/2014

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Officials say Scotland's Edinburgh airport is reopening after a closure of several hours following the discovery of a suspicious package.

The airport terminal was evacuated and a police cordon was thrown up Tuesday after the discovery of the "suspicious bag" at 1:50 pm local time (1350 GMT).

Explosive disposal experts were sent to the scene and several outbound flights were cancelled, while inbound flights were diverted to Glasgow Airport, about 80 kilometres away.

Airport chief executive Gordon Dewar told the BBC that the package had been determined not to be a threat.

Scotland experienced an airport attack in June 2007, when two men attempted to crash a blazing Jeep loaded with explosives into Glasgow Airport. The car's path was blocked and the explosives failed to detonate.

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