Contact Lens Fluid Blamed For Manchester Security Alert

Manchester Airport’s Terminal 1 was closed for 4 hours on Monday following a bomb scare.

Security officials at the airport raised the alarm when a baggage scanner flagged up a suspicious image. Further inspection of the baggage revealed that the suspicious item was actually a bottle of contact lens solution tightly packed next to mobile phone.

Following closure of the terminal at around 8:15am; it was eventually re-opened at around 12:15pm after being given the all-clear from Bomb Disposal experts.

An airport spokesman said: “While the disruption was not welcome on a busy Easter weekend, we will never take a risk with passenger safety. Working closely with the police, Terminal 1 was evacuated and specialist officers were able to conduct further investigations. We thank passengers for their patience while our staff were working hard to return the operation to its normal schedule.”

Around 10 flights were delayed following the incident though no other areas of the airport were affected.

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