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Denmark's Billund airport evacuated over bomb threat; one arrested

International Desk  |
Update: 2024-04-21 10:53:49
Denmark's Billund airport evacuated over bomb threat; one arrested Photo: Collected

Danish police arrested a man Saturday in connection with a bomb threat at Billund Airport, the nation’s second-largest aviation facility.

The airport, situated in central western Denmark, was evacuated and continues to be closed as a precautionary measure. “Following an alert about a bomb at Billund airport, police in southeast Jutland have arrested a man,” Danish police said in a statement.

The airport website highlights several cancelled flights that were due to leave in the early afternoon, to Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Barcelona.

Police are investigating whether there is a link between this bomb threat and the bombing of an ATM in Billund at around 04:00 am (0200 GMT) on Saturday.

Billund Airport, located near the headquarters of the Lego toy brick manufacturer and the Legoland theme park, has drawn attention due to a recent bomb threat. Authorities from the South East Jutland Police have advised individuals against visiting the airport at this time.

Reports from local media suggest that investigators are exploring potential links between the airport incident and an earlier ATM explosion at the nearby Legoland attraction in the early hours of the morning.

Source: Firstpost

BDST: 1053 HRS, APR 21, 2024

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