Chaos at Heathrow as Terminal 3 is evacuated a day after T4 was also vacated when man ‘pressed emergency alarms’
London’s Heathrow Airport was partially evacuated this morning, with passengers saying a suspicious package was found inside a terminal.
Travelers caught fighting at the west London hub took to social media around 9.20am to say they had been told to leave Terminal Three due to a “security incident”.
Sources at the airport confirmed to MailOnline that staff had investigated a bag, but this investigation was later abandoned and passengers returned to the terminal.
An X user posted a photo of a huge crowd standing outside the Virgin Atlantic and Delta terminal with their suitcases waiting for information.
They posted: “T3 evacuated at London Heathrow due to discovery of suspicious package. #lhr #heathrow #london #security.’
Another said on
And a third added: “This is when everyone at the Delta/Virgin Atlantic terminal at Heathrow has to leave. Oh dear.’
A Heathrow spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Terminal 3 was evacuated for a very short time this morning. Passengers are now back at the terminal and Heathrow is operating as normal.
MailOnline contacted Heathrow today to confirm the reason for the evacuation. Further information has also been requested from the Metropolitan Police.
It comes after Heathrow Terminal 4 was evacuated for around 30 minutes yesterday due to a man disrupting a train en route to the airport.
He activated the manual call alarms at the Elizabeth Line station for Terminal Four, before being arrested under the Public Order Act and taken into custody.
Speaking about yesterday’s incident, a Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: “Police were alerted at around 9.30am on Monday, October 9, to a man who had disrupted a Heathrow-bound train .
“He activated the ‘manual call alarms’ push button at the Elizabeth Line station in Terminal 4. The man was arrested under the Public Order Act and taken into custody . The station area was evacuated for a short period.
Terminal Three opened in 1961 and is known for housing Britain’s first conveyor belts. Other airlines that use it include British Airways, KLM, Air France and Finnair.