Heathrow Airport evacuated over ‘suspicious item’ as passengers flee scene

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Hundreds of Heathrow Airport passengers have been forced to leave the airport building while an emergency alert is investigated.

Passengers have been evacuated from the area with police and sniffer dogs are reportedly at the scene.

One person wrote on Twitter this afternoon, (Friday, October 2): "Some kind of security alert at Heathrow Terminal 2- not sure at this point what’s happening but passengers moved outside."

Another tweeted: "Search operations underway @HeathrowAirport terminal 2 due to security alert all passengers and staff evacuated sniffer dogs in duty as well."

Photos from outside the terminal show a number of police vehicles and crowds of passengers standing outside.

A Heathrow spokesperson told The Express: “Our teams are working with the Police in response to a potentially suspicious item identified at Terminal 2. As a precaution, passengers have been temporarily moved away from the area. We apologise to any passengers inconvenienced while the matter is investigated.”

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