Manchester airport reopens after security scare

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Posted: Sep 21, 2011 7:35 AM
Manchester airport reopens after security scare

Police briefly evacuated part of England's Manchester Airport and called in bomb-disposal experts Wednesday after security staff found a suspicious bag.

The airport said the departures area of Terminal 1 was cleared at around 10:20 a.m. (0920GMT, 5:20 a.m. EDT) as "a standard precautionary measure."

Police said they were questioning a man about the find.

Just after noon, the airport said the terminal was being reopened. A spokeswoman said 11 flights due to leave Wednesday morning had been delayed by the bomb scare.

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There was no disruption to arriving flights, and the airport's other two terminals remained open.