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After a series of controlled explosions were carried out of the package, Greater Manchester Police said the device was not “viable” or terror-related.

“Following further inspections, the package is not believed to be a viable device and there is not believed to be any threat at this time,” the force said in a statement.

“This is not believed to be terror related and cordons will be lifted in due course.”

Staff and passengers are now being allowed back into Terminal 3.

@GranadaReports evacuation announcement about controlled explosion at manchester airport. pic.twitter.com/OjoZLOe4VQ

Footage has emerged of passengers being evacuated.

Sirens now from emergency vehicles at #Manchester airport.

Passengers had been taken off planes and buses. However, flights continued to land at Terminal 1 and 2.

Due to a potential issue with a bag in Terminal Three, a precautionary evacuation is taking place while further investigations take place.

“Police were called at 8.50am [BST] on Wednesday 5 July 2017 to reports of a suspicious package at Manchester Airport,” the force said in a statement.

“Officers are responding and a precautionary evacuation of terminal three is taking place.

“EOD will be attending and enquiries are ongoing.”

BREAKING: Manchester Airport T3 evacuated due to suspicious baggage. | Pics @HATTO7@DJLindleypic.twitter.com/8g87dLmv0w

Being moved further away. Police want bigger cordon. #manchester airport. pic.twitter.com/xeIvYPyHLC

Armed police patrolling round evacuated passengers at #Manchester airport. pic.twitter.com/FRArKgI802

#manchesterairport evacuation pic.twitter.com/NkQcwyzNPV

It follows a separate evacuation at Britain’s third busiest airport on Tuesday caused by a water leak.

Passengers were told to leave some areas as water could be seen pouring through the roof.

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