Seventeen members of BP Renegades Steel Orchestra were among hundreds of travellers evacuated from Charles De Gaulle International Airport in Paris, France, on Monday when security personal ordered an evacuation following a possible bomb threat.
The precaution became necessary after airport personnel observed a green suitcase lying unattended inside terminal 2A of the transport facility.
The Renegades steelpan ambassadors were at the American Airlines check-in counter when it was announced that an evacuation was in progress and following check-in they should progress in an easterly direction as the area west of them was closed.
Moments later the American Airlines check-in counter was closed and local entertainers rushed to a safer distance.
Police and army officers on location were alerted and cordoned an area of terminal 2A, while bomb squad specialists were called in to access the situation and remove the parcel.
The security operation went into effect around 8.30am Paris time (3.30 local time) after repeated calls for the passenger of the item of luggage to attend to it, went unanswered.
Twenty-five minutes the situation was contained and terminal re-opened.
Renegades was en route to Trinidad and Tobago, from France via Miami following a successful 12-day tour of the European country organized by its French-based agents Run Productions.
The musicians returned home safely on Monday night.
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