Quebec City's airport evacuated after 'suspicious call'

Quebec City's airport was evacuated at around 7:00 pm Saturday.

The operation was carried out by airport security at Jean-Lesage International Airport and the Service de Police de la Ville de Quebec (SPVQ).  By 9:00 pm, regular operations at the airport had begun to resume gradually, as had the airport's access road.

At the height of the evacuation, around 200 people were kept by authorities in a secure area within the terminal.

Reached by the Candian Press's French-language service, traveller Paul Joncas said that he had heard "a suspicious call to police" had triggered the evacuation.

The SPVQ could not be reached for comment.

With files from the Canadian Press's French-langauge service.