Suspicious Package’ Closes Dunedin Airport – Disrupts Flights

Mar 17, 2019
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Two flights have been turned back from Dunedin Airport after reports of a suspicious package in the area.

Police said diversions had been set up in the vicinity of the airport after a report of a suspicious package was made at 8.10pm.

Dunedin Airport is currently closed following a report of a suspicious package on the airfield.

Police are at the scene and specialist teams have been deployed to determine the nature of the package.

They said a cordon had been set up.

The defence force had been made aware.

Details remained scarce, but the package was reportedly found in an an outbuilding at Dunedin Airport.

A source contacted the Otago Daily Times saying a “suspicious bag” had been seen in a navigation out building.

The source said the bomb squad had been called in.

NZTA said in an alert SH86 was closed at the intersection of Centre Road.

Source: radionz.co.nz re published by arrangement.

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