LONDON (AP) — A major route between England and France was closed for several hours Friday as British army bomb disposal experts examined a vehicle that was stopped by police near the entrance to the Channel Tunnel before deciding it represented no danger. security risk.
Kent Police said a man was arrested and later released pending further investigations. He said the incident was not related to The hunt for Daniel Abed Khalifewho escaped from a London prison on Wednesday while awaiting trial on terrorism charges.
Police initially said a cordon had been established “for the safety of the public,” but in an update said the stopped vehicle was “considered not to pose a risk to public safety.”
Long lines of cars had formed at the entrance to the terminal near Folkestone, in the southeast of England.
Le Shuttle, which operates trains carrying vehicles through the tunnel between England and France, said access to its terminal was suspended and services were likely to be severely affected. But he said the incident was resolved by Friday afternoon and services were resuming.