London City Airport evacuated due to a chemical episode
Source: BBC, 22 October 2016
An unsure chemical incident made 500 people leave London City Airport because they felt difficulty in breathing according to BBC.
While the police think that it could be CS gas spray, the airport was declared safe after the patients were treated by the ambulance staffs with two who had to rush to the hospital.
The Metropolitan Police stated the incident as not “terrorist related”.
The police are still investigating if the incident was due to an accidental discharge according to the force statement.
The airport said it had reopened but the flights would be taken aback.
The fire service said the fire brigades had earlier checked the airport building twice along with the police officers wearing protective equipment and no prominent readings were found declaring the airport safe.
The London Fire Brigade (LFB) told it had sent some appliances concerning the chemical incident.
A fire alarm alerted the people was the airport was evacuated told the airport’s spokesman.
A person named David Morris, 28, told that while checking in for a BA flight to Edinburgh, he started coughing adding that he coughed to the point he could not talk and other people coughed at the same time.
He also told that the people behind the desk coughed more and quite strongly and everyone got out.
Mr. Morris added that whatever was the cause behind the cough had no color or odor to it.
London SouthendAirport has said it has taken six diverted flights due to the incident at London City Airport, while London Stansted in Essex also has taken six flights from east London Airport.