Parts of Sweden’s Stockholm-Skavsta Airport were evacuated on Sunday 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.
A bomb squad from Stockholm was on its way to Skavsta, located about 100 kilometres (60 miles) southwest of the capital.
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“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.