Bomb disposal officers respond to suspicious package at Britain's Manchester Airport

   Police officers seen as a suspicious package was found at Manchester Airport on Sept 23, 2019.
Police officers seen as a suspicious package was found at Manchester Airport on Sept 23, 2019.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Bomb disposal officers carried out a controlled explosion on a suspicious package at Britain's Manchester Airport on Monday (Sept 23), police said, adding that a man had been detained by officers at the scene.

Flights were unaffected but transport to and from the airport was stopped while officers assessed the suspect package.

"A cordon is in place at Manchester Airport transport interchange and people are encouraged to follow directions from officers," Greater Manchester Police said in a statement.

"Trams, trains and buses are currently suspended to and from the airport interchange."

(This story is developing.)