BREAKING Manchester Airport Terminal 3 is evacuated

©David Lindley

Passengers at Manchester Airport has been evacuated after a suspect bag was discovered at one of the terminals.

Please reload the page for updates…

  • UPDATE 1202 UTC Manchester Airport Terminal 3 is back open.
  • UPDATE 1136 UTC Police say suspect package ‘not viable device’ and ‘not terror-related’.
  • UPDATE 1058 UTC Bomb disposal officers carry out ‘series of controlled explosions’.
  • UPDATE 1022 UTC Updated statement.
  • UPDATE 1001 UTC Passengers departing from Terminal 3 should go to Terminal 1.
  • UPDATE 0937 UTC Manchester is publishing a statement.
  • UPDATE 0917 UTC T1 and T2 are operating as normal.

Officials tweeted that Terminal 3 has been cleared as a precaution while investigations take place into a potential issue was discovered with a bag.

“Police were called at 8.50am [BST] on Wednesday 5 July 2017 to reports of a suspicious package at Manchester Airport,” the force said in a statement.

©Tom Johnson

It is the second time in less than 24 hours that an evacuation has been carried out at the airport after Terminal 1 at the airport was evacuated when water began pouring through the roof.

Watch Manchester cam live approach on http://cam.airlive.net

Livestream from Manchester Airport

Download AIRLIVE app