By Lucy Ashton
Airline passengers at Glasgow Airport are facing major disruption following reports of a ‘national incident’ with police and security personnel broadcasting that they are ‘looking for someone’.
A number of passengers told journalists that the police are checking everyone’s ID after they’ve already gone through security on Wednesday afternoon.
Large queues have built up throughout the airport and there are reports that some members of the public are no longer being allowed into the building due to it being ‘at capacity’.
An announcement over the tannoy told frustrated passengers the delays are being caused by a ‘national incident’.
Traveller John Robertson, who is heading to London, explained to one reporter: “When I got to security about 12.45pm it seemed a lot busier than usual. I then noticed the x-ray belts were all at a standstill.
“That’s when I heard from a staff member that the police were looking for someone and that the security had been closed temporarily. After about an hour it started moving and I got through the x-ray. That’s when I saw the other queue.
“The police had set a checkpoint up just before you entered duty free and every passenger had to go through a passport check by border force officers.
“The same idea as when you normally arrive from abroad. I’m not sure what was going on but it seems like they were looking for someone specific.
“There was no communication with passengers at all. A woman beside me thinks she missed her flight but she couldn’t get back out of the security area to check and there were no staff providing info.
“I was near the front of the main queue and the airport x-ray staff seemed just as clueless as us.”
Glasgow Airport, Police Scotland and the Home Office have been contacted for comment.