Britain's Liverpool airport says scanning machine fault caused evacuation

Reuters News
Posted: May 20, 2016 7:57 AM

LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool John Lennon Airport in northwest England said it had cleared all passengers from its departure lounge on Friday after a technical problem with one of its scanning machines, but said there had been no security alert.

"There is no threat to passenger safety," the airport said in a statement, adding the passengers were being rescreened.

(Reporting by Michael Holden, writing by Estelle Shirbon; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)