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06/17/2018 10:37 EDT | Updated 06/17/2018 10:38 EDT

Winnipeg Airport Evacuated Over 'Possible Security Incident'

The airport returned to normal operations an hour later.

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg airport was evacuated because of a "possible security incident" on Sunday morning before returning to normal operations nearly an hour later.

Officials did not release much information about the incident, saying only that people at the airport should follow directions on site and those on their way to the facility should check with their airlines for the latest flight information.

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James A. Richardson International Airport

Claire Renic, who was at the airport to drop off her boyfriend's family, says she was among the throngs of people left waiting outside the building for 45 minutes starting at about 7:30 a.m.

She says the airport was evacuated of travellers and staff alike.

Renic says police vehicles and armoured cars could be seen nearby, but it wasn't clear what was going on.

The evacuation was lifted at about 8:15 a.m., but several flights were delayed following the incident.