Zurich airport partially closes after threat

Zurich's airport was partially closed on Monday evening after receiving an unspecified threat, a spokeswoman said.

The airport shut Check-in 1 and 2 as well as Arrivals 2, and passengers were being redirected to Check-in 3, the spokeswoman said, adding that waiting time was still only about 15 minutes.


A file photo of the airport in Zurich, Switzerland
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A file photo of the airport in Zurich, Switzerland

"A threat was received in the course of the evening,'' she said, declining to elaborate apart from saying Zurich's cantonal police were currently looking into the matter.

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Swiss free newspaper 20 Minuten said on its website that passengers had been evacuated from Terminal 1 at around 7:50 p.m.

Swiss police did not immediately respond to a request for comment.