Airport closed by security alert!!

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Airport closed by security alert About 200 people who were at the airport were evacuated Passengers were evacuated and flights delayed in an airport security alert. Durham Tees Valley Airport was shut on Saturday morning after concerns were raised following routine checks on a passenger's bags, police said. A 35-year-old man, who is a Libyan national, was arrested checking in at around 6.30am and is in custody in the county, Durham Police said. A controlled explosion was carried out on the bags, but initial examinations found no explosive devices. A police spokesman said airport and security staff closed the airport to incoming and outgoing flights About 200 people were evacuated as a precaution to a hangar on the site. The baggage was taken to a safe place until a bomb disposal squad from Catterick arrived and carried out the controlled explosion. The airport was closed for several hours and has now been reopened.
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