Bomb alert shuts Munich airport

Traveller flees the scene after his laptop sets off explosives detector in Germany.

    All docked planes at the airport were temporarily grounded [AFP]

    "The explosives detector was alerted by a laptop, and as a result should have been checked again.

    "But at this point the male passenger left the security area into a secured area.

    "Searches are still taking place for this person. In the meantime we have examined security camera footage."

    Airports around the world have been on high alert since a Nigerian man was arrested and accused of trying to blow up an airliner over the US on December 25 with explosive chemicals.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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