A Danish court has jailed two Greek businessmen for 13 days for making remarks that sparked the brief evacuation of one of Copenhagen’s international airport main terminals.

Copenhagen Airport.

Copenhagen Airport. Image by Karl Baron / CC BY 2.0

The men, who cannot be named under a court order, were suspected of causing “groundless alarm”, the Copenhagen City Court said. They pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutor Erik Hjelm said a female employee at the check-in counter heard them saying “there is a bomb in this bag” and one said the other was wanted for the Paris attacks.

The hour-long evacuation of the Nordic hub’s Terminal 3 on Wednesday caused the delay of 58 flights, the airport said.

(Press Association)