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Leeds Bradford airport 'fully operational' after scare

Business as normal Credit: PA

Leeds Bradford Airport is now 'fully operational' after last night's controlled explosion by a police bomb squad on a suspicious package.

Passengers and staff were evacuated from the airport late last night (May 13th).

It is not yet know what was in the package but West Yorkshire Police say the incident is not believed to have been "malicious or terror-related" and that enquiries are continuing.

The airport management today issued a statement saying 'The safety and wellbeing of everybody on site is our first priority' - but did not comment any further about the package.

The safety and wellbeing of everybody on site is our first priority. After an evacuation and short closure on the evening of May 13, a controlled explosion on a suspicious package was carried out by the police. We are now fully operational and ask that passengers with any flight queries contact their airline directly.

– LBA spokesman