European airport evacuated after bomb threat leads to arrest

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

DENMARK, April 20: Billund Airport, one of Europe’s major air travel hubs located in central Denmark, was evacuated and all flights were suspended following a bomb threat on Saturday morning. Danish police swiftly apprehended a suspect in connection with the incident, though authorities have not disclosed further details about the individual.

The airport, Denmark’s second largest, remains closed as law enforcement conducts investigations into the threat. No timeline has been provided for the resumption of flights, leaving passengers stranded and causing disruptions to travel plans.

In a statement issued by Danish police, it was confirmed that the evacuation and arrest were prompted by reports of a bomb threat at Billund Airport. The swift response led to the detention of the suspect in southeast Jutland.

The airport’s website displayed a list of canceled flights, including those scheduled for departure to Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and Barcelona in the early afternoon. Passengers were left awaiting updates on when operations would resume and when they could expect to continue their journeys.

Authorities are exploring potential connections between the bomb threat at the airport and an earlier incident involving the bombing of an ATM in Billund around 4:00 am local time. Investigations into both incidents are ongoing.

Situated near the headquarters of Lego, the renowned manufacturer of toy bricks, and the popular Legoland theme park, Billund Airport serves as a key transportation hub for travelers visiting Denmark and neighboring regions. The disruption caused by the bomb threat underscores the importance of swift and thorough security measures in safeguarding public safety at critical infrastructure facilities.

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