Suspicious vehicle found at London’s Gatwick Airport

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LONDON (CNN) — Authorities on Wednesday carried out a controlled explosion on a suspicious vehicle parked at London’s Gatwick Airport, a spokesman for Sussex police said.

An area around the Renault van in a short-term parking lot was cordoned off while police tried to determine whether the vehicle posed any threat to travelers.

“There is no suggestion that there are any other threats to the airport and both police and security staff are actively checking all areas,” the spokesman said.

The Press Association of England said police grew more concerned when they couldn’t get a complete view of what was inside the van.

A spokeswoman for the airport said all flights were operating normally.

“No passengers are being allowed into that car park and passengers have been asked to go to South Terminal and are being transported by bus to the North to check-in,” Heather Griffiths said.

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