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St. John’s International Airport Closes Due to ‘Suspicious Package’ While RNC Investigates

St. John’s International Airport Closes Due to ‘Suspicious Package’ While RNC Investigates
St. John’s International Airport Closes Due to ‘Suspicious Package’ While RNC Investigates

An Airport Authority Emergency Services truck blocks the road to the airport entrance on Thursday morning.

An Airport Authority Emergency Services truck blocks the road leading to the airport entrance Thursday morning. (Ryan Cooke/CBC)

St. John’s International Airport is closed due to what the airport is calling a “suspicious package.”

The closure occurred around 6 a.m. NT on Thursday, shortly after several flights to Montreal and Toronto had departed. In a statement on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, the airport said the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary “now has the situation under control.”

Passengers wait in their cars for news about their flight as police and airport officials investigate the suspicious package.

Passengers wait in their cars for news about their flights as police and airport officials investigate the suspicious package. (Ryan Cooke/CBC)

“All traffic is being diverted at the roundabout at the airport entrance,” the statement said. “More information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.” The next flights are scheduled to depart at around 7am. However, passengers are asked to contact their airline directly.

The rapid change filled the nearby cell phone lot (a waiting area for people picking up passengers) and parking lots at other businesses.

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