Lionel Messi’s private jet delayed in Argentina as bomb scare threatens airport activities

Lionel Messi’s private jet delayed in Argentina as bomb scare threatens airport activities

  • Lionel Messi has been delayed in his home country Argentina after bomb scare situation occurred at the Rosario airport
  • The Copa America winner was hours away from flying to Spain for vacation when a man at the airport claimed he had a bomb
  • Emergency protocols was immediately activated and all flights into and from the airport were suspended for about an hour

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Following a bomb threat at the Rosario airport in Argentina, Lionel Messi’s private jet has been delayed as the superstar set to return to Spain.

This is coming days after the Argentina captain inspired La Albiceleste to Copa America glory at the just concluded tournament in Brazil.

SunSport are reporting that Messi was billed to return to Spain where he is expected to spend his summer holidays, but he was left stranded back home in Argentina.

Panic in Argentina As Lionel Messi’s Private Jet Delayed As Bomb Scare Threatens Airport Activities
Lionel Messi to spend vacation in Spain. Photo: Xaume Ollero
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It was gathered that barely hours before the superstar’s scheduled take off, man claimed to have a bomb in his suitcase.

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The situation forced security operatives to activate emergency protocols as they suspended all flights and immediately evacuated the facility.

It was gathered that the situation calmed down after about an hour, but had caused a serious backlog of flights.

An airport statement reads via Mirror:

“At 11:50 am, the airport security police (PSA) activated the preventive emergency plan due to a situation of suspicion.
"The building was evacuated as a precaution."

Messi - who picked up his first international trophy last weekend - had hoped to spend a few weeks abroad with his family.

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