Three abandoned suitcases trigger panic at Chennai airport
Three unclaimed suitcases sent security personnel on a tizzy at the Chennai airport on Saturday. Suitcases that were abandoned at three different places in the airport including the car parking area led to a scare. It may be recalled that security at the airport was tightened following a hijack threat last week which turned out to be a hoax.
Airport authorities were notified of unclaimed baggage following which security personnel were pressed into action and found more suitcases at different places. Apart from the CISF personnel, bomb disposal squad and sniffer dogs were deployed and the three suitcases have been safely recovered for further examination.
Security has been beefed up at the airport following the security scare. The incident has had no impact on flight schedules. Airport officials claimed that there was no reason to panic and the situation had been taken care of.