Bomb scare forces evacuation at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle International Airport

28 June 2015 (Last Updated June 28th, 2015 18:30)

A bomb threat at the Charles de Gaulle International Airport outside Paris, France, led to the evacuation of thousands of passengers on 27 June.

A bomb threat at the Charles de Gaulle International Airport outside Paris, France, led to the evacuation of thousands of passengers on 27 June.

While the incident was initially thought to be a result of the terrorist attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia it was later said to driven by a disembarkment issue, reported Travel Pulse.

All passengers at the airport's Terminal 2E, which operates airlines including: Aeroflot, AeroMexico, Air Europa, Air France, Air Mauritius, Air Tahiti, Alitalia, Armavia, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta Airlines, Japan Airlines, JAT Airways, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Airlines, Qantas Airways, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, had to be evacuated.

ETurboNews quoted eyewitnesses as saying that the airport area was checked thoroughly with bomb-sniffing dogs.

Security officials across France were said to be on high alert after a person forced his entry into a factory belonging to the US' Air Products factory and decapitated a person while trying to blow up the building on 26 June.

Following the incident, a suicide bomber at a Shia mosque in Kuwait City killed at least 27 people and injured 227 others.

The third attack which took place at a Tunisian beach resort saw a terrorist dressed as a tourist open fire on people, claiming at least 37 lives.