“Tear gas” discharged in London City Airport causing mass evacuation

“CS gas”, commonly used as tear gas, was released in London City Airport today, leading to two people going to hospital, and another 26 treated at the scene.

The Met believe the issue may have been caused by a passenger accidently discharging the CS gas before check in. Ambulance staff had to treat 26 patients for breathing difficulties.

Over 500 people were evacuated from the airport at 4pm yesterday after passengers started feeling unwell.

A spokesperson said that while “the cause of the incident has not yet been confirmed, officers are investigating if it was the result of an accidental discharge”.

“At this early stage officers are investigating whether it may have been discarded by a passenger prior to check-in.”

David Morris, 28, had been checking in for a BA flight to Edinburgh when he “started to cough to the point I was not able to keep talking”.

“It was getting quite bad and we saw other people starting to cough at the same time. The people behind the desk were coughing the most and quite aggressively.”

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