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Police give all-clear at Athens airport after hijack claims

TAGS: Crime, Transport

Greek police called off an emergency at Athens's International Airport on Friday evening after the hijack warnings they had received by an anonymous caller earlier in the day turned out to be unsubstantiated.

The unknown individual called a shop inside the airport to say that three planes arriving from London might be hijacked and security was immediately alerted.

After landing, the planes were led to an isolated section of the airfield where passengers disembarked and went through passport and security checks.

Police teams used sniffer dogs to search the aircraft for potential explosives or dangerous objects.

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