Alert on flight to Riyadh, passengers evacuated in Madrid

Alert on flight to Riyadh, passengers evacuated in Madrid

Passengers on a Saudi Airlines flight from Spain to Riyadh were evacuated from their plane today following an unspecified threat that put Madrid airport on high alert, airport authorities said.

"Security forces and rescue services are mobilised. The plane was isolated and passengers evacuated," a spokeswoman for AENA, the group that manages airports in Spain, told AFP.

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