Man Who Caused Alert at Brussels Airport Did Not Board a Flight, Police Say

Police in Belgium have said that the man who triggered a security alert at Brussels' Zaventem International Airport last week did not board an aircraft.

The terminal was closed and evacuated on Thursday (27 April) when a man who behaved suspiciously left a security checkpoint after setting off a metal detector.

Flights from Terminal A were suspended for more than three hours and passengers were evacuated while the terminal was searched. A total of 24 flights were cancelled and 56 flights were delayed. Police had initially thought that the man may have boarded an aircraft that took off before the police were informed about the incident by airport security.

However, police chief superintendent Bruno Franckx has told Reuters that video recordings show the man exiting the terminal.

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