July 5, 2017 / 9:17 AM / a year ago

Manchester Airport's Terminal 3 to reopen after controlled explosion

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester Airport’s Terminal 3 is set to reopen after a police bomb team carried out a controlled explosion on a suspicious bag that led to the evacuation of passengers and staff.

FILE PHOTO: An airport worker cleans around empty check-in desks in a terminal in Manchester Airport, in Manchester, northern England April 16, 2010. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo

“Following further inspections, the package is not believed to be a viable device and there is not believed to be any threat at this time,” Greater Manchester Police said in a statement.

Reporting By Andrew MacAskill, editing by Elizabeth Piper

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