Partial evacuation under way at Heathrow Airport

A terminal at Heathrow Airport was partially evacuated due to security alert.

Updated: Mar 11, 2011, 00:06 AM IST

London: British police say a terminal at
London`s Heathrow Airport has been partially evacuated due to
a security alert.

Police said it started evacuating Terminal 5 at
Heathrow Europe`s busiest airport at around 12:50 pm (1250
GMT) today. The police declined to comment on what prompted
the security alert.

Heathrow Airport confirmed on the airport`s Twitter
feed that the departures area of Terminal 5 has been partially
evacuated and that passengers will not be allowed to enter.
Terminal 5 is used exclusively by British Airways.

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