Edinburgh Airport passengers evacuated to hotel

Some Edinburgh Airport passengers have been evacuated to a nearby Hilton Hotel after the airport was closed following the discovery of a "potentially suspicious" package inside a bag that is reported to belong to a passenger.

Phone images from inside the hotel show crowds of travellers stood inside the hotel foyer as they await news on when the airport will re-open.

Passengers evacuated to the Hilton Hotel following the closure of Edinburgh Airport. Credit: Paul Nearn

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