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UK’s Gatwick Airport evacuated after suspicious item raises alert

View of the North Terminal at BAA owned Gatwick Airport near London August 20, 2008. British airports operator BAA, owned by Spanish builder Ferrovial, must sell three of the seven British airports it bought for 10 billion pounds ($18 billion) two years ago under a tougher-than-expected ruling on Wednesday.      REUTERS/Luke MacGregor    (BRITAIN)
View of the North Terminal at BAA owned Gatwick Airport near London August 20, 2008. British airports operator BAA, owned by Spanish builder Ferrovial, must sell three of the seven British airports it bought for 10 billion pounds ($18 billion) two years ago under a tougher-than-expected ruling on Wednesday. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN)

London, Nov. 14 : Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal in United Kingdom has been evacuated for the protection of people after a suspicious item was found in the premises.

The official authorities of the airport took to twitter to share the information, saying “Due to an incident – the North Terminal has been evacuated as a precautionary measure. Extra staff on-site looking after passenger welfare.”

The public at the airport was asked to evacuate the airport at around 10 a.m. local time.

Further details are awaited. (ANI)