Man is arrested after ‘suspicious car’ forces evacuation at Gatwick airport: Police cordon is put in place at North Terminal
A man has been arrested after a car was abandoned at Gatwick Airport causing police to launch an evacuation.
The car was left in the drop-off parking area at the London airport’s North Terminal at 5.30pm on Friday evening.
Sussex Police say a cordon has been put in place and declared the incident as ‘ongoing’.
A spokesman for Sussex Police confirmed a man was arrested at the airport.
A man has been arrested after a car was abandoned at Gatwick Airport causing police to launch an evacuation. The car was left in the drop-off parking area at the North Terminal at 5.30pm on Friday (File foto)
Il portavoce ha detto: ‘We are currently dealing with an incident at Gatwick Airport.
‘A man has been detained.
‘As a precaution, a cordon is in place at the drop-off parking area at the North Terminal.’
The incident has caused traffic jams on the M23 westbound motorway, on Spur Rd, from just after Junction 9.
One passenger at the scene wrote on Twitter, asking Gatwick Airport to arrange some help: ‘Chaos – any chance you could at least get staff on the ground with information? Currently pretty hopeless.’
Un altro ha scritto: ‘Incident? No shuttles from south to north terminal ? Lots of concerned people queued up here, no officials in sight. Please inform us.’
One other person said: ‘Abandoned car causes chaos at Gatwick Airport.’