Alert cancelled at London airport after controlled explosion

Passengers wait outside London Luton airport on September 8, 2014, following a security alertLondon Luton airport was expected to resume its normal flight schedule Tuesday after a suspicious package sparked a major security alert. Bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled explosion on a suspicious piece of hand luggage after the alert was triggered Monday. Some 1,600 passengers were evacuated from the airport while all flights in and out were cancelled and the main access roads to the terminal were shut off by police. “There is no longer a security alert for us,” a spokeswoman for Bedfordshire police said late Monday.

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