AIRPORTS | All Lithuanian airports evacuated following a bomb threat

Passengers were temporarily evacuated from all three Lithuanian airports on Monday morning.

According to a report by Lithuanian Airports, initial information about a possible explosive device was received at around 08:00 on Monday morning.

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Police department spokeswoman Revita Janavičiūtė told BNS that information about the explosive was received by e-mail. The e-mail demanded that the country resume issuing visas to Russian applicants, according to Lithuanian media.

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Hundreds of passengers were evacuated from Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga Airports. Police dogs were used to search the airports.

Special services carried out a thorough inspection of passenger terminals, Lithuanian Airports said, and passengers were temporarily evacuated from waiting areas.

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