Threat against Turkish airline Atlasglobal shuts down Copenhagen Airport

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Copenhagen police are investigating a threat made against planes belonging to Turkish airline Atlasglobal. The city’s airport closed 10 gates after being alerted of the threat by police.

“Copenhagen police have said there is a threat against all Atlasglobal’s planes in Europe,” a Copenhagen Airport spokesman said.

One airplane was prevented from taking off due to the incident. It was moved to a remote part of the airport while police carried out their investigation.

Copenhagen Airport tweeted at the time that gates C30-C39 had been closed amid a “police investigation.” It later said the airport was “back to normal” and operating with minimal delays.

A spokesman for Atlasglobal told Reuters that the airline was unable to immediately provide comment. He said it will likely release a statement later on Monday.

Atlasglobal is a Turkish airline headquartered in Istanbul, which operates domestic and international passenger services and charter flights. It operated under the name Atlasjet until March 2015.