Airports in Nordic region increase security

Possible in future that passengers will be screened before check-in
Police in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland have bolstered security at airports and public places following the deadly explosions in Brussels yesterday morning.
In Denmark, police have stepped up patrols at Copenhagen airport and other key areas in the city.
The authorities have been on high alert in the Danish capital since two people were killed in shooting attacks on a free speech event and a synagogue last February.
“We are aware of what has happened in Brussels. Therefore you will see more police in the airport and at key points in Copenhagen,” Danish police said on Twitter.
Police officers in Oslo will again carry weapons for a temporary period, as they did between November 2014 and this February due to risk of attacks by Islamist militants. More police will also patrol the city streets.
Police in Sweden have increased their presence at airports and raised security at other public places. And in Finland, interior minister Petteri Orpo said on Twitter: “Finnish security officials have increased monitoring at Helsinki-Vantaa airport”.
The number of police on patrol at airports in London, Paris, Frankfurt and other transport hubs have been increased. The National Guard has been called in to boost security at New York City’s airports. Meanwhile, questions have been raised about where passengers should be screened when entering terminals. It is possible that in future, passengers will be screened before check-in.


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