Leeds Bradford Airport has been evacuated amid a security alert according to reports.

Several passengers tweeted that there were no flights in or out of the airport shortly after 9:30pm.

One said they were sat at Dublin airport and being told they could not fly in.

Contact airline if affected

Airport reopens

Airport has confirmed they are now operating again

Unconfirmed reports a flight has landed

According to social media reports a Ryanair flight from Malaga which was diverted has turned back and landed at Leeds Bradford.

Still closed

The airport remains closed four hours after police received the initial call about the suspicious package

Security staff tell witness they do not believe it is a bomb

Witness and photographer Joe Burke, 18, from Horsforth, told the Examiner: “I live about five minutes from the airport. I’d just finished work and walked in and a family member told me that there was an incident going on at the airport. I went up there.

“Security staff were turning people away about 100m from the entrance.

“I could not see any police officers but I could see police vans.One security staff member said they believe it is not a bomb and is just a suspicious package.”

He said there are still no planes taking off or landing.

Diverted flights

It is understood that flights have been diverted to the following airports: Manchester/Liverpool/Newcastle/East Midlands

Police at scene

Passengers leaving planes

According to eye-witnesses passengers are being led from some of the grounded planes

KLM plane diverted

KLM flight from Amsterdam which was seen circling above the airport several times is now set to land at East Midlands Airport

Airport confirm closure

Flights waiting to take off

Vicky Myers said the alert has left her waiting to take off at Dublin airport.

She said: ‘I am currently sat on the runway. Our flight was supposed to leave at 8.55 but we are still sat here.

‘All we have been told by the crew is that Leeds Bradford airport is closed and we are waiting to find out more.’

Bomb disposal

We are still waiting to hear whether the bomb disposal unit has arrived at the airport

Flights delayed or diverted

Air Traffic Control

A Twitter account to record airport emergencies has reported that Air Traffic Control has been evacuated and flights grounded with passengers unable to leave

Bomb disposal

It is understood a bomb disposal unit is heading to the airport from Catterick

Image showing circling planes

Airport cordoned off

Confirmation of suspicious package

West Yorkshire Police say they were called shortly after 8pm to reports of a suspicious package. They have a cordon in place at the airport.

Major alert

Nobody has told us anything

The passenger said they had been given no information to what is happening

Planes waiting on runway

Passengers have contacted the Examiner to say they landed an hour ago and are still sat on the plane waiting to disembark.

Awaiting confirmation from airport

We are currently awaiting any official confirmation of what is happening from staff at the airport

Inbound flight being diverted

Passengers waiting patiently

Airspace closed

Some are tweeting that the airspace surrounding the airport has been closed

Main terminal has been evacuated

Terminals and air traffic control affected

Reports are coming in that the terminals and air traffic control have been evacuated