Senior airport fire officer Gary Renaud *Photo by Sarah Lagan
Senior airport fire officer Gary Renaud *Photo by Sarah Lagan

The suspicious package found at LF Wade International this morning turned out to be an unattended paper bag containing a tubed wall poster.

All procedures at LF Wade International are to normal after a “suspicious package” was found this morning. Police and fire crews have left the scene.

Senior airport fire officer Gary Renaud arrived at the airport five minutes after receiving the report shortly after 11am.

He told the Bermuda Sun: “There was a suspicious package that had been left on the table. We initiated our normal response for suspicious packages in any locale.

“We involved the police, of course, and their EOD [Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit] came down and determined that there wasn’t anything to worry about.

We then undid what we put together with our deployment so that we could open the airport as quickly as possible.

“It was a paper bag with a tube in it that ended up being a poster but we couldn’t see through so we had to treat it like a suspicious package.

It was innocuous but was dealt with in the appropriate way. It could have been anything.”

All flights arrived and departed on time. There were no delays as a result of the scare. 



1PM: Airport officials implemented lock down procedures while the threat level was assessed but the all clear has now been given and operations are returning to normal.



APRIL 15, 12:15PM: The LF Wade International Airport was put on lock down this morning following the discovery of a suspicious package, according to a spokesman.

Airport officials have implemented lock down procedures while the threat level is assessed.