Published On: Wed, Dec 27th, 2017

Precautionary measures taken due to unattended bag

AirportWILLEMSTAD - Monday morning at approximately 09:45AM until 11:45AM, the Airport Police, the local Police Force, Ambulance and the Fire Department took precautionary measures at the Arrivals area of the Curaçao International Airport, when investigating an abandoned bag. The area was evacuated and access towards the airport was limited. At about 11:45AM the explosive specialists of the Police Force declared the area safe again.

It concerned an abandoned bag in the restroom near the ‘baggage claim’. The area was evacuated the moment the security equipment detected certain notable substances in the bag. Passengers and airport users were guided towards areas and meeting points dedicated to evacuation. During the investigation access towards the airport was limited and one airplane left with a delay. After the Police Force declared the bag and the area as safe, normal operations were resumed.

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