Britain's Gatwick Airport evacuates one terminal as precautionary measure

Hundreds of people were photographed standing outside the airport in the rain after being told to leave the airport


Reuters November 14, 2015
PHOTO: AFP

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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Britain's terrorism threat level stands at "severe", the second highest category which means a militant attack is considered highly likely.

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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:

https://twitter.com/whaticalljas/status/665484207678996480



https://twitter.com/RegPike/status/665483639854145537



https://twitter.com/ozaybooth/status/665485651249405953





https://twitter.com/MrCianTwomey/status/665485826235752448

The airport however said the evacuation was due to 'an incident':


COMMENTS (1)

Alam cheema | 5 years ago | Reply Britain will repent this...many of the anjem choudharys are now in britain...britain got most converts...its time for britain to repent....
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