Swedish airport evacuated after bomb scare: Police
STOCKHOLM - Agence France-Presse
An armed policeman patrols on December 12, 2015 at Geneva Airport in Geneva. AFP File PhotoParts of Sweden's Stockholm-Skavsta Airport were evacuated on Jan.10 for several hours after traces of explosive powder were detected on a piece of luggage at the security check, police said.
"The baggage and departure halls were evacuated, which has affected departing flights but not arrivals," police duty officer Roland Lindkvist said.
The halls were re-opened several hours later, after a bomb squad arrived from Stockholm about 100 kilometres (60 miles) away, and moved the bag to a safe area for examination.
"The bag in question belongs to an elderly lady and she is cooperating with us... She says she doesn't know how the powder got on her bag," Lindkvist said.
Skavsta Airport is the fifth largest in the country and serves primarily low-cost and cargo carriers, handling around 2.5 million passengers a year.