Staff at Rome's Fiumicino airport blew up a suspicious bag which turned out to be a bunch of coconuts.

Airport

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The incident - which brought the airport to a standstill - took place on Monday (01.10.18), and freelance journalist Ned Donovan kept his social media followers up to date with the fallout.

He wrote: ''The Italian police have just blown up someone's bag in Rome Airport and are now going through someone's pants...

''Amazing, the Italian police have blown up a bag full of coconuts and have now reopened Rome airport.''

He added that there was something comical about the way the incident unfolded, as once the officers discovered the contents, they ''just wandered off''.

He added: ''There's so much about this incident that I enjoyed and also felt so Italian.

''They blew up what they thought was a bomb in the middle of the airport while people were about 10 metres away, and then when it was destroyed the police just wandered off and left it to be cleaned up.''