The South African Police Services bomb squad, K9 Units and IPSS Medical Rescue secured the departure lounge at King Shaka International airport after an emergency call of a bomb threat in the area on sunday evening, 13 August.

An unattended bag at the check in area at the departure area at King Shaka International Airport was reported to airport security. The SAPS dog unit was immediately on the scene. According to Senior Corporate Affairs Manager, Colin Naidoo their main concern as the airport is the safety and security of passengers and airport staff. 

“We would like to assure the public that the airport is fully operational. We would like to encourage the public to please keep their baggage and personal belongings with them at all times when they are at the airport. It is very encouraging that this incident was reported and actions was taken almost immediately. So we are asking the public to report any suspicious activity to the security and police at the airport”

“We would like to thank the public for their co-operation and patience during that unfortunate and temporary incident and the airport agencies involved in ensuring the safety and security of the airport staff and the public.” Concludes Naidoo.

IPSS Medical Rescue Paul Herbst assured the area was cleared and there are no threats to the public and there were no flight delays.

SAPS will further investigate this incident and issue their report soon.