Swedish airport evacuated after suspicious powder found in bag

by Reuters
Sunday, 10 January 2016 12:09 GMT

STOCKHOLM, Jan 10 (Reuters) - An airport near Stockholm was evacuated on Sunday after staff found a suspicious powder in a bag that had been checked in for a flight, officials said.

All departing flights were suspended said Joakim Lindholm, operations manager at Skavsta airport, Sweden's fifth largest which mainly handles low-cost airlines.

A bomb squad had arrived at the airport about 100 km (60 miles) south of Stockholm, Lindholm told Reuters.

Police spokesman Anette Wilhelmsson told Svenska Dagbladet newspaper that a suspicious power had been found. (Reporting by Alistair Scrutton; Editing by Andrew Heavens)