Police evacuate Christchurch Airport after item of interest found inside bag at screening checkpoint

Police evacuate Christchurch Airport after item of interest found inside bag at screening checkpoint

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Police evacuated Christchurch Airport travellers after an item of interest was found Thursday morning.

Christchurch Airport made a statement on its Facebook page surrounding the development.

“Our terminal is currently evacuated while Aviation Security and Police deal with an incident. We will provide updated details when possible.”

Police responded to a request for comment from thisquality that the item of interest was located at around 8am.

“Police were made aware of an item of interest located at Christchurch Airport. The item was located in a bag at the screening checkpoint.”

“The domestic terminal has been evacuated as a precaution.”

The New Zealand Defence Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit was notified and attended the scene as a precaution.

Further enquiries are being made and two people are being spoken to in relation to the incident.

Image: SUPPLIED/Facebook – Christchurch Airport [Waynne Williams]

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