Forgotten luggage prompts evacuation in Winnipeg

09-20-2017 11:39 am

An unattended bag prompted a brief evacuation of the departures level at the Winnipeg airport yesterday.

A witness told CTV News the area had been evacuated and people were standing on the airfield. Airport spokesman Tyler MacAfee said the evacuation was over by 2:30 p.m. and caused only an hour delay to travellers.

RCMP said on Twitter the unattended bag was found to be non-threatening.

Sgt. Paul Manaigre said it is believed that the luggage left behind was from someone in a large group that had a lot of baggage.

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