Leeds Bradford Airport evacuated in security scare

Leeds Bradford Airport Image copyright Chris Heaton Image caption Police said they were alerted to a suspicious package on Saturday evening

A suspicious package has been found at Leeds Bradford Airport, causing the evacuation of staff and passengers.

West Yorkshire Police confirmed officers were called at 20:09 BST and have placed a cordon around the scene.

The airport issued a statement saying: "Leeds Bradford Airport is currently closed after a suspicious package was reported. All passengers have been safely evacuated."

Several flights due to land at the airport have been diverted.

A Twitter account linked to the airport also reported the "terminal has been evacuated due to a security alert".

According to the airport website, a number of flights into Leeds Bradford have been unable to land, while there are unconfirmed reports the control tower has also been evacuated.

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