Stansted Airport is evacuated over suspicious package as passengers are ordered to leave terminal
Stansted Airport has been evacuated after a suspicious package was found in the security area.
Passengers travelling from Stansted Airport were partially evacuated from Terminal 1 at around 1pm this afternoon.
Not long after, all passengers and staff were asked to move out of the building entirely and are now stood on the street at the front of the airport.
Stansted Airport has been evacuated after a suspicious package was found in the security area
The roads outside of Stansted Airport appear to be closed as passengers say no vehicles have come past on the roads adjacent to the entrance, pictured
Passengers were initially only partially evacuated, with them being told to stay in a certain area of the airport (pictured is check-in) before instructing everyone to leave the building
Stansted Airport said: ‘Following reports of a suspicious package in the security area, a partial evacuation of the terminal is taking place.
‘Essex Police are managing the response and will provide an update on the situation soon.’
Flight information on the screens have not updated and many have missed their flights after being told to leave.
One passenger told MailOnline that a staff member believed it was a ‘serious incident’.
Passengers were asking Stansted Airport for answers after they were evacuated with no explanation
Essex Police are managing the response and have said: We’re currently at Stansted Airport following concerns about a suspicious package in the security area.
‘A cordon’s been set up.
‘Passengers have been evacuated from that area of the airport & brought to a position of safety.
‘Military explosive experts will assess the package.’
Stansted Airport have said: ‘Our security processing area is temporarily closed and this may impact some outbound flights.
‘We urge all passengers to check the status of their flight with their airline and we thank you for your understanding.’