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New Zealand: Queenstown airport evacuated following bomb threat, search operations underway

Updated: Jul 24, 2016 10:54 IST

Wellington, July 24 (ANI): The New Zealand Police who are sweeping through the Queenstown Airport in New Zealand have said they have found no sign of any explosives so far, after a note mentioning a bomb was found on board.

The airport was evacuated on Sunday morning after a cleaner found the message on the Qantas flight just before 3pm. No passengers were on board at the time, reports the

Teams are, however, continuing the search operation.

A passenger said, "(They) have been slowly moving us back, my guess is because of protocol but there are fire trucks on the Tarmac pointed at the plane. The mood is muted." (ANI)