January 10, 2016 / 12:21 PM / 2 years ago

Swedish airport reopens after brief evacuation due to bomb scare

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - An airport near Stockholm was evacuated and departing flights suspended for several hours on Sunday after staff found a suspicious powder in a bag that had been checked in for a flight, officials said.

Police later said no explosive traces had been found and Skavsta airport was reopened. The airport, Sweden's fifth largest, mainly handles low-cost airlines.

Skavsta is about 100 km (60 miles) south of Stockholm.

Reporting by Alistair Scrutton; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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