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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Yamal Airport Evacuated Over Suspicious Bag

An airport terminal in the Yamal-Nenets autonomous district was evacuated and closed after a suspicious bag was found inside.

Rescuers, local police, FSB officers and paramedics arrived on the scene shortly after receiving a call from airport security Wednesday afternoon, Interfax reported, citing the local branch of the Emergency Situations Ministry.

Twenty-four passengers and 26 airport workers were evacuated from the Noyabrsk Airport terminal building, the report said.

The bag was examined and searched by a dog handler and a bomb-sniffing dog, but it turned out to be completely harmless, containing nothing but canned food.

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