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Ukrainian airport evacuated after bomb scare

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 22:45

Kiev: Two terminals at the Boryspil international airport here in the Ukrainian capital were evacuated Tuesday after receiving a bomb threat, Xinhua reported. The bomb threat turned out to be false.

"All passengers from the terminals B and F were evacuated," said the airport spokesperson, Oksana Ozhigova.

A phone call was received around 2.20 p.m., which triggered the alarm, she said.

But airport security personnel found no suspicious items in a 30-minute search, and determined that the threat was a hoax.

After the terminals were checked and proved to be safe, work resumed and passengers were not significantly delayed by the incident, she said.


First Published: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 22:45
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