Zurich airport partially closes down following "threat"

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Geneva, Dec 16: The Zurich airport in Switzerland was partially shut on Tuesday after a "threat" was received, an AFP report said. [Sydney siege: Australian Police confirms siege ended, 2 dead]

Police, however, did not divulge much details about the incident. [Belgium: Armed men barge into apartment, take 1 hostage]

Threat partially shuts Zurich airport

Spokesperson of the local police, Carmen Surber, said the airport faced a threat, although declined to specify the nature of the threat.

Check-in areas 1 and 2 and hall 2 were shut late on Monday but no flights were cancelled, Surber said, according to the report.

The passengers were taken to other check-in desks and they faced minor delays.

A heavy contingent of police was deployed at the airport.

Local media sources said the authorities had received an anonymous bomb threat.

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