Aberdeen International Airport lounge evacuated over security alert

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Aberdeen International Airport

The departure lounge at Aberdeen International Airport was evacuated over a "suspicious" item.

Police were called to the main terminal at about 09:40.

A spokesman for the airport told BBC Scotland that the lounge area was cleared for about 15 minutes while it was searched.

About 400 passengers had to be re-searched at security following the alert. Incoming flights were held on the tarmac during the operation.

A spokesperson for Aberdeen International Airport said: "Police were called to a report of a suspicious item.

"The terminal was evacuated as a precautionary measure and the incident has since been stood down.

"Passengers are now being reprocessed through security as the airport returns to business as usual."

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