Swedish Airport Evacuated After Suspicious Powder Found

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) -
Svens Welt
Skavsta airport. (Wikipedia/Svens Welt)

An airport near Stockholm was evacuated on Sunday after staff found suspicious powder in a bag that had been checked in for a flight, officials said.

All departing flights were suspended said Joakim Lindholm, Operations Manager at Skavsta Airport, Sweden’s fifth largest, which mainly handles low-cost airlines.

A bomb squad arrived at the airport about 100 km (60 miles) south of Stockholm, Lindholm told Reuters.

Police Spokesperson Anette Wilhelmsson told Svenska Dagbladet newspaper that a suspicious power had been found.