Britain's Gatwick Airport evacuated its North Terminal as a precautionary measure due to an incident, the London airport's twitter feed said on Saturday.
The evacuation came amid heightened security after attacks in Paris left more than 120 people dead on Friday and Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron convened a meeting of his government's emergency response committee.
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Gatwick airport is the country's second busiest airport and is situated about 30 miles south of London.
Many took to Twitter following reports:
Patient passengers waiting in the rain at Gatwick North pic.twitter.com/esfC4X66sf— Tim Unwin (@TimUnwin) November 14, 2015
Please check your terminal before heading to Gatwick Airport. https://t.co/m3Tdkl5gxG— Skyscanner (@Skyscanner) November 14, 2015
The airport however said the evacuation was due to 'an incident':
Due to an incident - the North Terminal has been evacuated as a precautionary measure. Extra staff on-site looking after passenger welfare— Gatwick Airport LGW (@Gatwick_Airport) November 14, 2015
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