Thursday 19 October 2017

Berlin airport evacuated and flights diverted over 'suspicious suitcase'

Flights to and from Berlin's Tegel airport were briefly suspended Saturday. Photo: Reuters
Flights to and from Berlin's Tegel airport were briefly suspended Saturday. Photo: Reuters

Flights to and from Berlin's Tegel airport were briefly suspended Saturday after police cleared a terminal to investigate a suspicious suitcase. 

The airport operator said shortly after midday that flights to Tegel were being diverted as officers examined a piece of unclaimed baggage at Terminal B. 

About 20 minutes later the operator and federal police announced flights would resume. 

German news agency dpa cited a police spokesman saying the suitcase had proved to be "harmless."

Reuters

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