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Danish police are investigating the possible discovery of explosives at the airport at Legoland – man arrested


The police and fire service are present at Billund Airport on Saturday. The airport has been evacuated due to a bomb threat. Photo: / Ritzau / NTB

Of NTB | 21.04.2024 00:01:07

Economy and business: The airport was evacuated when the bomb threat came at 10.30am.

Just before 7 p.m., the message came that the situation at the site had been clarified, and that an object that the police suspected might contain explosives had been removed from the airport.

A chemical test must clarify whether it is an explosive, and if so, what type it is.

– We have examined the airport and have now finished the work. We can inform all travelers who are waiting to get to and from Billund Airport that they will be able to enter again, said police spokesman Michael Weiss on Saturday evening.

A person has been arrested in the case and is being questioned.

– There are some circumstances that we cannot get into for investigative reasons, which means that we have to take this seriously, he said earlier in the day.

– Based on the threat and the circumstances under which it was made, we chose to close the airport and evacuate everyone who was there, he continued.

Billund is located in the south of Jutland, and the airport here is the second largest in Denmark. The Legoland amusement park is right nearby.

The male suspect was arrested in the area where the threat was made. Danish media reported earlier in the day that a person was taken away in handcuffs.

The man, who is in his 30s, will be produced for custody on Sunday.

– We will investigate whether this is serious, or something said as a joke, says Weiss.

– We still have patrols and investigators present in Billund, based on the bomb threat that Billund Airport received earlier today. The investigation will continue for some time, it said an update from the Southeast Jutland police district late Saturday evening.

Police duty officer Jeppe Thranum tells Danish TV 2 that the holiday homes at the Lalandia water park are among the places the police have investigated, both earlier on Saturday and again on Saturday evening. The police have also carried out investigations in the town of Hejnsvig outside Billund.

Thranum adds that there have been no concrete threats against the holiday homes in Lalandia and Hejnsvig.

Weiss calls this “thought-provoking”.

– We are of course checking whether there may be a connection, he says.

Weiss previously said that the bomb threat was made at the airport and not over the phone.

The Danish Armed Forces’ explosives experts worked at the airport together with the police, and bomb dogs were also called out.

Later on Saturday evening, the police were also present in several other areas in Billund.

On the night of Saturday, an ATM was blown up at the entrance to Legoland, which is located close to the airport. The police are investigating whether there is a connection between this incident and the bomb threat.

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