Swedish airport evacuated after suspicious powder found in bag

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Posted: Jan 10, 2016 7:20 AM

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

All departing flights were suspended said Joakim Lindholm, operations manager at Skavsta airport, Sweden's fifth largest which mainly handles low-cost airlines.

A bomb squad had arrived at the airport about 100 km (60 miles) south of Stockholm, Lindholm told Reuters.

Police spokesman Anette Wilhelmsson told Svenska Dagbladet newspaper that a suspicious power had been found.

(Reporting by Alistair Scrutton; Editing by Andrew Heavens)