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Christchurch Airport reopened after the bombing

Christchurch Airport says its home terminal has reopened and people may re-enter this morning after fears of a bomb.

The Christchurch Airport Terminal was evacuated, while aviation security and police dealt with the incident.

Police said they found an interesting item in a bag at the screening checkpoint.
Image: RNZ / Nate McKinnon

An airport spokesman said Terminal Level 1 was evacuated shortly after 8 a.m. today after a suspicious item was found at a screening point.

The Christchurch Airport Terminal was evacuated, while aviation security and police dealt with the incident.

Image: RNZ / Nate McKinnon

A police spokesman said the domestic terminal had been evacuated as a precaution.

Police were questioning two people in connection with the incident.

He says no threats have been made.

The Christchurch Airport Terminal was evacuated, while aviation security and police dealt with the incident.

Image: RNZ / Nate McKinnon

The New Zealand Defense Force’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit was notified and will participate as a precaution, police said.

The Christchurch Airport Terminal was evacuated, while aviation security and police dealt with the incident.

Passengers outside the domestic terminal were evacuated as a precaution.
Image: RNZ / Nate McKinnon

Many flights have been affected and hundreds of passengers have been affected.

The terminal has reopened and people are re-entering.

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