Police have used a controlled explosion to detonate a suspicious package at Spain's Ibiza airport shortly authorities evacuated the building.
Spain's airport authority closed the airport, on one of the country's most popular holiday islands, after a telephoned bomb warning in the name of the Basque separatist movement ETA.
Europa Press news agency, quoting witnesses, said that an explosion of "medium strength" rocked the airport following its evacuation.
A spokeswoman for the AENA airport authority, which controls Spain's airports, said the airport had been closed to outgoing and incoming flights due to a security alert but would not say if it was a bomb alert.
Between 3,000 and 5,000 people were evacuated from the building.
advertisementThe websites of Spanish dailies El Mundo and La Vanguardia said three warnings had been received by Basque newspaper Gara, which the separatist group often uses as a conduit for bomb warnings.
The irony of the Basque separatist terror is that it is aimed at liberating the Basque homeland from Spanish rule -- so that it can become a vassal state of the EU, ruled from Brussels. The Catalans have a much better plan, in that they are getting all of the benefits of home rule without the messy bloodshed and boring paperwork.