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Terminal evacuated after Arlanda bomb scare

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Passenger says he’s carrying a bomb in his luggage

Terminal two of Stockholm’s Arlanda airport was cordoned off on Sunday morning after a passenger said he was carrying a bomb in his luggage. Immediately after the alarm was raised at 11:14, the terminal was evacuated.

Arriving flights were diverted to terminal five and departures to Paris, London and Amsterdam were affected.

“It was a passenger at check-in who said he had a bomb in his bag,” Charlotte Periasamy of the airport authority Swedavia told the news agency TT.

Police investigated the suspicious bag and took the man for questioning. A police spokesperson told the newspaper Aftonbladet: “There is no indication there is any substance to the statement, but we have to be safe than sorry.”

The Local

[photo: Swedavia/Daniel Asplund]

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