UK port of Dover open after security alert

2012-01-26 21:44

London - British authorities say the port of Dover was briefly closed because of an unspecified "security incident" to which the military's bomb squad was called in.

The nature of the incident wasn't immediately clear but Kent Police said on its Twitter feed that some weapons had been discovered in a car at Dover's Eastern Docks.

It wasn't clear exactly what kind of weapons were recovered and attempts to reach a spokesperson for the force by telephone were unsuccessful.

Police said in a later message that the alert had since been lifted and that the port was back open. Traffic remained heavy in the area.

Dover, on England's south coast, is one of the country's busiest passenger ports and a key maritime link to France.

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