Sofia Airport: No Bomb Found after Security Check, Bulgaria PM 'Furious'

Society » INCIDENTS | December 1, 2015, Tuesday // 19:29
Bulgaria: Sofia Airport: No Bomb Found after Security Check, Bulgaria PM 'Furious' Photo by BGNES

Specialized anti-terror squads have found no explosive device inside a minivan parked in front of Sofia Airport Terminal 1 building, the Interior Ministry says.

Earlier on Tuesday, a "suspicious package" was allegedly discovered, with airport officials first confirming there was a bomb in the vehicle and Interior Ministry officials then denying.

Terminal 1 will remain closed until 01:30 local time (EET) on Wednesday, with takeoffs and landings being redirected to adjacent Terminal 2.

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is quoted by a number of local media outlets as saying on Tuesday afternoon that he is "furious" over the panic sparked by airport officials, calling them "a bunch of incompetents".

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