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Airport evacuated, flights delayed due to a ‘false alarm’

Passengers evacuated from Bristol airport @bbcpointswest pic.twitter.com/5lKk5JWpCh

— andy butterworth (@andy88Ctv) 25 February 2018

The Airport of Bristol in England, was forced to evacuate 1,500 passengers, because a smoke detector was activated at 6:30 Sunday morning.

The passengers were made to wait in the freezing cold for 20 minutes, BBC reported, before Bristol Airport officials gave the all clear, called the incident a “false alarm.”

Thank you to all the passengers for their patience this morning after a false alarm requires the terminal to be evacuated. Keep warm, while we work with the airlines to get you on your way as quickly as possible.

— Bristol Airport (@BristolAirport) 25 February 2018

DELTA PASSENGERS ENDURE NEARLY 12 HOURS OF DELAY BEFORE THE FLIGHT IS CANCELED: REPORT

Some passengers had to go through the security checks again because they were evacuated to “landslide areas,” according to the BBC.

“The fire brigade soon, this was a false alarm and the passengers were able to return to the terminal,” said spokesman James Gore BBC.

The departure hall was evacuated this morning after a smoke alarm to activate. The signal has been given and the passengers return to the terminal. Delays to flights this morning, probably as some passengers need to be checked for safety.

— Bristol Airport (@BristolAirport) 25 February 2018

However, the quick response was not aimed at encouraging the passengers who are on Twitter complaining about the lack of communication from the Bristol Airport officials.

Amber Grace James tweeted, “it was a complete circus this morning. I missed my flight. I was asked by a member of bristol airport personnel – after one of the first out the fire escape in the departure check-in “you have already evacuated,” then told to wait – and that was the LAST thing that was spoken to us.”

it was a complete circus this morning. I missed my flight. I was asked by a member of bristol airport personnel – after one of the first out the fire escape in the departure check-in “you have already evacuated,” then told to wait – and that was the LAST thing that he has spoken to us

— Amber Grace James (@ambergracejames) 25 February 2018

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Ian Price tweeted at Bristol Airport, “sorry, we have emergencies, but your organization this morning is terrible, almost missing a flight due to the lack of information, sand total misinformation #Shocking.”

A number of flights were delayed because of the interruption, but were “to return to normal activities”, about an hour later, according to a tweet from the airport.

Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.

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