19/02/2018 12:43 SAST | Updated 19/02/2018 12:43 SAST

OR Tambo Evacuated Owing To Unattended Bag

The scene was evacuated out of precaution. 

Siphiwe Sibeko / Reuters
Passengers are seen at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Johannesburg - The OR Tambo International Airport had to be evacuated on Monday after an unattended bag was found by officials.

"What happened was there was an unattended bag found in a terminal building and [the matter] is now being handled by the SA Police," airport spokesperson Leigh Gunkel-Keuler told News24.

She said the scene was evacuated out of precaution.

More to follow.