Bomb squad at YYC

Travellers have been stuck in Calgary after a suspicious package was found at Calgary International Airport on Sunday.

The incident is believed to have unfolded just after 5 p.m. and Calgary police rushed to YYC to investigate.

“My son has been stuck in Calgary Airport from Mexico for over two hours,” said one Castanet News reader. “Airport shut down due to suspicious package.”

People took to social media saying a bomb squad team was investigating and people were still sitting on planes.

“Still sitting on the plane with no word of the airport being 'repopulated' it would be nice to get an update as we are going on to three hours of just sitting here,” said one person on Twitter.

A spokesperson for the airport said “the bag in question is now being removed by Calgary Police.”

Just after 6 p.m. the airport said they now have permission from police to repopulate the area.

It is not clear at this time how many flights have been impacted.

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