Lost passenger sparks Geneva airport scare

AFP - [email protected] • 21 Aug, 2014 Updated Thu 21 Aug 2014 22:17 CEST
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A lost passenger sparked a security alert at Geneva airport on Thursday that forced staff to halt boarding and caused disruption to several flights, a spokesman said.


 "It's down to someone mixing up doors," Bertrand Stämpfli told AFP.
"A passenger who got lost in the airport went through a staff-only door, which set off an alarm," he said.
The passenger, whose nationality and flight destination Stämpfli declined to reveal, was questioned by airport police.
During the questioning, airport authorities opted to halt boarding.
"We applied the principle of precaution," Stämpfli said.
The break in boarding, which began around 5pm local time (3pm GMT) and lasted between 30 and 45 minutes, had a knock-on effect on other departures, he added.
"It lasted for as long as was needed to establish that the person's intentions were entirely innocent," he said.



AFP 2014/08/21 22:17

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