BREAKING: Airport placed on lockdown in BOMB ALERT

AN AIRPORT in the US has been placed on lockdown as authorities rush to a bomb alert.

All inbound and outbound flights have stopped at Pensacola International Airport in Florida.

A suspicious item was found inside a checked bag during the X-ray screening process.

Passengers have been told to check with their airlines for travel updates.

A bomb squad is now its way to assess the item.

The bag and its owner have been placed in isolation as authorities arrive, local media report.

More to follow…