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Glasgow Airport security LOCKED DOWN by cops as passengers face huge queues

GLASGOW Airport has been locked down after a suspicious item was found during hand luggage checks.

It’s understood travellers are not being allowed through security after the suspicious item was found in a passengers bag at around 6am this morning.

Police could be seen talking to airport officials

Police could be seen talking to airport officialsKrediet: @ThatGeorg1na Twitter
Huge queues of travellers are unable to move through the terminal

Huge queues of travellers are unable to move through the terminalKrediet: Twitter @ThatGeorg1na/@_raachelbrown

Police confirmed they are currently on the scene and the terminal has been locked down as a precaution.

Photos from the scene show a large emergency service presence including the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

The terminal has been closed down but is not understood to have been evacuated.

And photos from inside the airport show queue chaos as thousands of travellers are stranded at check-in desks unable to proceed through the terminal.

It’s understood a bomb disposal unit is now on the scene.

Cops could be seen talking to airport officials and travellers are seen queueing at check-in desks waiting to try and get through security.

The airport posted on their Facebook page to inform passengers of the situation saying: “The Airport’s central search area is closed due to an ongoing police incident.

Check-in remains open to passengers due to depart.

Travellers are being warned of significant disruption and are urged to check ahead before making their way to the airport.

A spokesperson for Glasgow Airport said: “At approximately 6am Police Scotland attended the airport due to concern around an item in a passenger’s bag in the central search area.

Access to this part of the terminal is currently restricted while checks are being carried out meaning passengers arriving at the airport for departing flights will face delays.

We are liaising with Police Scotland and will provide an update as soon as we can.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police and emergency services are currently in attendance at an ongoing incident at Glasgow Airport.

The terminal building has been closed as a precaution, egter, not evacuated. No further details available at this time.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has been contacted for comment.

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