CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand police closed Dunedin airport late Sunday after a suspicious machine was reported on the airfield.
“Dunedin Airport is at present closed” an announcement mentioned. “Police are on the scene and specialist groups have been deployed to find out the character of the bundle.”
New Zealand is at present on a state of excessive alert after a gunman, who’s believed to have lived in Dunedin, killed 50 individuals in two mosques crammed with worshippers.
An Air New Zealand employees member on the scene, who was not authorised to talk to the press, instructed AFP the terminal constructing had not been evacuated.
Solely a handful of flights had been as a consequence of arrive to the airport within the southeastern metropolis, because the scare got here within the late night.
In line with tracker Flightaware, Air New Zealand flight 691 from Wellington had been circling concerning the metropolis for nearly an hour earlier than returning to its vacation spot.