Modlin Airport in Warsaw evacuated after bomb threat

Modlin Airport in Poland’s capital Warsaw evacuated after receiving bomb threat by phone, suspicious luggage found

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Passengers are leaving a Ryanair aircraft at Modlin Airport near Warsaw, Poland on June 26, 2014

The airport in Modlin on the outskirts of Poland’s capital Warsaw was evacuated on Wednesday due to a bomb threat received over the phone.

Following the warning, a suspicious luggage was found, local fire brigade official said.

Firefighter Mariusz Kwasniewski said that the luggage was inside the terminal, which is far away from the runway.

Warsaw’s second passenger airport in Modlin was opened in 2012. It hosts between 4,000 and 7,000 passengers daily, with low-cost airline Ryanair flights to London Stansted, Paris Beauvais and Brussels Charleroi, among others.

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