Terminal at Warsaw’s Modlin Airport Evacuated After Alert

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Passengers were on Sunday evening evacuated from a terminal at Warsaw’s Modlin airport and four planes were redirected after what appeared to be a false alarm. 

Magdalena Bojarska, a spokeswoman for the airport, was quoted by the tvn24.pl news website as saying: “Checks did not uncover any danger to passengers.”

tvn24.pl reported that police had detained an individual who made a telephone call claiming there was a threat to the airport, which lies 40 km north of Warsaw city centre and which is used by low-cost carriers.

The airport spokeswoman said on Twitter that four planes had been redirected to the nearby Warsaw international Chopin airport. tvn24.pl said evacuation of the Modlin terminal started shortly after 10 pm CET, adding that flights from Dublin and Shannon airports in Ireland, Bergamo in Italy, and Gdańsk in northern Poland had been redirected to Chopin, the Polish capital’s main international airport.

Source: thenews.pl