Geneva airport on lockdown after ‘bomb threat’ as Europe is on edge over terror attacks

Geneva police have increased a deployment at the Swiss city’s airport and are conducting a sweep of identity papers and other checks after receiving a tip-off in connection with an investigation in neighboring France.

Police spokesman Sylvain Guillaume-Gentil says the enhanced measures are not linked to the hostage-taking and killing of a priest at a church in Normandy on Tuesday, but would not comment further.

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Update: Wife calls in airport bomb threat to halt fleeing husband

A woman has admitted phoning in a bomb threat that sparked sharply raised security at Geneva Airport in a bid to stop her husband from leaving.

The false alarm caused hours of traffic chaos at the busy airport on the French-Swiss border after Geneva police received information of the call from their French counterparts.