Bomb scare incident at Lanseria over

2012-06-23 19:43
Police. (File, AP)

Police. (File, AP)

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Cape Town - People have been allowed back into Lanseria Airport in Johannesburg after a bomb disposal unit confirmed that an unattended bag did not contain any explosive devices, Gauteng police said on Saturday.

Captain Katlego Mogale told News24 however that a “white substance” was found inside the bag and has been sent to the laboratory for testing. She said cigarettes, dried dates and clothing were also in the bag.

The airport’s terminal was evacuated after an unattended bag was found in the airport. People were left waiting in the airport’s parking lot while the police’s bomb disposal unit and dog unit checked the scene.

Mogale said the incident hadn’t caused too much of a disruption to flights.

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