Security alert over Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport after a threat was directed at Tigerair Australia

January 10, 2015 6:34 am

A security alert is over at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport after a
threat was directed at Tigerair , forcing the evacuation of
passengers from a terminal and the cancellation of flights.
The incident means there will be flight delays throughout the day.
The threat was received around 9pm on Friday resulting in the evacuation of Tigerair’s terminal 4 and flight cancellations.

                         Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport.

Tigerair
Australia CEO said all necessary steps were taken by the
airline to implement precautionary measures and ensure passenger safety.
He thanked Australian Federal Police and Victorian police who were sent in to search the terminal following the threat.
“Tigerair
also apologises to affected passengers for the inconvenience and is
doing everything possible to get them to their destinations as quickly
as possible,” Mr Sharp said.

Victoria Police are investigating. Police would not confirm
the nature of the security threat but some on Twitter claiming to be
passengers mentioned a possible bomb threat.
Scott Marquardt, who
said he was on board a Tigerair flight from Brisbane that landed around
midnight, tweeted saying the crew had announced they would be on the
tarmac for at least another hour.

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