The alert was given at 11:30 am by a passenger who claimed to have an explosive device inside the plane.

A source from the Metropolitan Command of the PSP in Lisbon confirmed to Notícias ao Minuto that the protocol provided for this type of situation was activated, and the aircraft was evacuated.

The passenger in question was detained in the custody of the Airport Division while the investigation was carried out.

The flight in question should have departed Lisbon at 11:20 am, bound for Istanbul, Turkey, but has since been cancelled.