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17 Mar 2019 | 09:36 AM UTC

New Zealand: Dunedin airport (DUD) closes due to suspicious package Mar. 17

New Zealand News Alert

Police close and evacuate Dunedin International Airport (DUD) following reports of suspicious package on March 17; flight disruptions reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/17/2019, 11:59 PM (Pacific/Auckland). COUNTRY/REGION Dunedin International Airport (DUD)

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Event

Dunedin International Airport (DUD) closed due to a suspicious package around 20:10 (local time) on Sunday, March 17. Police evacuated the airport and at least one domestic flight was diverted. Further flight disruptions are expected in the coming hours. Further details are emerging.

Context

New Zealand experienced a terrorist attack in nearby Christchurch on Friday, March 15.

Advice

Individuals at or flying through DUD are advised to monitor the situation, confirm their flight status, and anticipate flight disruptions.

 

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