A bomb disposal team has carried out a series of controlled explosions on a suspicious bag at Manchester Airport.
Thousands of passengers were evacuated from Terminal 3 this morning after a potential issue was identified with a bag in the terminal.
Greater Manchester Police confirmed in a statement this afternoon that after further inspections it is not believed that the device is viable and that the cordon will be lifted in due course.
it is the second time in less than 24 hours that an evacuation has been carried out at the airport after Terminal 1 was evacuated when water began pouring through the roof.
The two evacuations followed similar incidents at London Heathrow’s Terminal 3 and London Euston station which were both cleared due to fire alerts.
Pictures posted on Twitter showed passengers outside the airport, with a number gathered in nearby Memorial Park.
Another video appeared to show a number of people stood on a runway, while waiting to reboard a flight.
The airport has released a subsequent statement saying passengers that were departing from Terminal 3 should head to Terminal 1 for more information.
Passengers on specific fligts have been asked to head to Terminal 2.