Bomb alert at Caen airport, threatened by environmental activists. As a result, air traffic was interrupted there this Friday morning and passengers were evacuated. “A doubt removal operation is underway, a mine clearance team is on site,” indicated the Calvados prefecture on X (formerly Twitter) at 8 a.m.
“The interdepartmental mine clearance service is on site to resolve doubts on the tarmac and in the airport buildings after individuals broke into the tarmac,” the prefecture told AFP. This operation follows an anonymous letter received overnight by France 3 Normandie, signed by “French environmental activists”.
They explain having placed explosives around the tarmac, which “will be detonated at 12 p.m.”, reports the local channel’s website. They continue: “We leave it to you to notify the police and airport management so that the damage is only material.” With this action, they say they want to “denounce the environmental absurdity” of air transport.
According to local media, firefighters and deminers have been inspecting airport facilities since early morning, while police are blocking airport access to travelers arriving there. The Calvados prefecture invites travelers “to consult the traffic situation before going to the airport”. No time for resumption of air traffic has yet been announced.