Armed police called to T3 after initial reports of man seen in possession of a knife
A man has been arrested by armed police on suspicion of threatening behaviour at Heathrow airport.
A Metropolitan police spokesperson said officers were called to the airport’s Terminal 3 building at 7am on Sunday over reports of a man seen in possession of a knife.
The force said the item was found to be “a metal object and not a knife”. The man was arrested on suspicion of threatening behaviour.
“Armed officers attended and the man, believed to be in his 20s was quickly detained,” said police.
“The man … is currently in custody at a west London police station. No reports of any persons injured and no firearms were deployed.”